Obituary of Calvin Jay Barnard
Calvin Jay Barnard headed to heaven and eternal life on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 following a 2-year battle with melanoma cancer.
Calvin was born in Galax, Virginia on July 20, 1984 to Ronald David Barnard and Vicki Lynn Myers.
He is preceded in death by his father Ronald Barnard; grandfather Eldon Moser; and beloved pet dog Bella.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn Elizabeth Howland of Roanoke, Virginia; mother Vicki Myers and stepfather Mike Myers of Woodlawn, Virginia; grandmother, Joann Jennings and husband Jim of Galax, Virginia; brother, Justin Barnard and wife Sherry of Hillsville, Virginia; brother, Jesse Barnard and wife Elyse of Denton, Texas; sister, Alisha Doege and husband Jon of Denton, Texas; brother, Joshua Myers of Woodlawn, Virginia; nieces and nephews, Christian & Victoria Barnard of Hillsville, Virginia; Hallie, Breece and Celia Barnard of Denton, Texas.
Calvin was a graduate of Carroll County High School class of 2002.
Calvin is a decorated combat veteran serving as an automatic rifleman in Bravo Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. He participated in many major combat operations and missions. His actions helped protect other Marines and destroy the enemy. His initiative, courage and total devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Calvin is a graduate of New River Community College where he obtained an Associate's degree in political science and served as SGA President. He then went on to Mary Washington College where he studied Political science and Middle Eastern Studies.
Calvin's work experience spans three continents with logistics and supply chain experience in four countries. He conducted aviation route management in war-zones, sustained rolling stock of food in developing nations and maintained inventory for defense contracts. Calvin established measurable track records of logistics management and mission accomplishment. He worked as a Logistics Manager with Supreme Group in Bagram, Afghanistan; Logistics Technician with PAE, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Senior Pricing Analyst at Samuel Shapiro and Company, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
In addition to all his accomplishments, Calvin also had the gift of empathy. He truly enriched the lives of everyone he touched. Family meant everything to Calvin. He was deeply loved by many, notably his wife and brothers/sisters both by blood and in arms. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial graveside service will be held in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the gofundme "Calvin's Cancer Campaign" https://gofund.me/74f8cd3d
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