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Fred Medley Calaway, Jr., 87
January 20, 1932 - October 19, 2019

Fred Medley Calaway, Jr., age 87, former Seminole, Oklahoma resident, passed away October 19, 2019 at his home in Midland, Texas. He was born January 20, 1932 in Ivanhoe, Texas to parents Fred Medley Calaway, Sr. and Zaradah (Ford) Calaway. He was a high school graduate and received an Associate’s Degree from Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State University). Fred married Ida McDaniel on November 6, 1956 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He served his country in the United States Army.

Fred worked sixty-four years in the oilfield service industry with various companies, including Lane Wells, Dresser Atlas, Permian Perforators (co-owner), Great Guns, Isotag (owner before selling), Gray Wireline and ending with Renegade Wireline until retiring December 2018.

Fred enjoyed golfing, model trains, playing dominoes, but mostly taking trips with his family.

Fred is survived by his wife, Ida Calaway of the home, sons; Ronnie (Ron) and his wife Laurie of Yukon, Oklahoma, daughters; Pam Baswell and her husband Bill of Owasso, Oklahoma, Janna VanHoozer and her husband Ken of Salado, Texas and Cristi Johnson of Midland, Texas, brother; Don Calaway of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, sister; Carolyn Myers and her husband Ronald (Cotton) Myers of Norman, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Jonathan and Diana Calaway, Megan and Drew Miller, Brittany and Jake Johnson, Ryan and Morgan Baswell, Sam and Cheyenne VanHoozer, Rachel and Josh Goode, Joshua and Karan Rowan and Logan and Morgan Rowan and great-grandchildren; Keirstin Bracelin, Cadence Church, Ames and Monroe Miller, Hunter, Emma and Riley Johnson, Savannah Humphrey and Easton Baswell, Carter Goode, Ellie Rowan and Baby Boy VanHoozer arriving March 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, baby brother Richard D. Calaway, brother Alvin T. Calaway and sister Dorotha (Dodie) Madden.

Funeral services for Fred will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, 1001 N. Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, Oklahoma. Pastor Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, east of Seminole on Highway 270.

Casket bearers will be Jonathan Calaway, Joshua Rowan, Sam VanHoozer, Ryan Baswell, Logan Rowan and Jake Johnson. Honorary bearers will be Drew Miller and Josh Goode.

The family requests that donations in Fred’s memory be sent to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas Avenue, Midland, Texas 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Funeral Information: October 23, 2019, 2:00 PM
Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, OK 74868

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