Calvin Hordge, Sr.

July 8, 2020


Mr. Calvin Eugene Hordge, Sr. of Tampa, FL passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  The Homecoming Celebration service will be Saturday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue with Elder Larry B. Hordge, Sr., officiating.  For the opportunity to view the service via Live Stream, please visit our website at (fifteen minutes prior to service time.)  Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.  Please follow the CDC guidelines. 

Mr. Calvin Hordge, Sr. was born in Tampa, Florida and raised in the West Tampa Community.  As a young boy he attended Dunbar Elementary, and he was a Drum Major at Plant High School, 1971-72. He was a talented musician with a penchant for mechanical work. After graduating from Plant in 1972, he worked for Hillsborough County Public Schools, Moffitt Cancer Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Of his many hobbies, Calvin took pride in his membership in the Golden Hawks II Motorcycle Club. He was known for his sporty, yet rugged sense of style – he could often be spotted wearing his trademark cowboy boots, cowboy hat, gold chains, and wide belt-buckle with jeans. He felt most at home riding on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his wife. His smile and larger than life personality will be missed by us all.  

Calvin Hordge Sr. was preceded in death by: father, L.B. Hordge; mother, Maggie Ruth Hordge; and grandson, Elan Frierson. 

He leaves to cherish his precious memory: a devoted wife, Shirley Hordge; sons, Calvin Hordge, Jr. and wife Dulcey, Herbert Hordge, and stepson, Bruce Graham and wife Cindy; daughters, Tiffany Hordge Frierson and husband Allen, Harriet Nappier, Tanya Hordge Graham and husband Timothy and Crystal Bonds; grandsons, Derryck Dailey, Jr., Jaquez Frierson, Andrey Tyrone Anderson, Darian Graham, Nathaniel Graham and Timothy Graham; granddaughters, Ciara Hordge, Saniya Frierson, Shawntay Hordge, Brandi Peters, Dayjinae Dailey, Anila Bonds and Valencia Bailey; brother, Elder Larry Hordge, Sr. and wife Patricia; nephews, Larry Hordge Jr. and wife Cortnie; nieces, Theresa Hordge, Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and husband McArthur, Jenifer Hordge, Christina Hordge, Jeanette Hordge-Smith and husband Dr. Jamar, Sr.; grandnephews, Nathaniel Freeman, and Jamar Smith, Jr.; grandnieces, Essence and Gabrielle Miller, Sonia and Lauryn Hordge, and Janelle Freeman; and a host of other relatives and friends including his special friends, Valencia Nappier, Albert Duggins, Jeffrey Mieldon, Yosha Edwards and his beloved members of Golden Hawks II.

The remains will repose from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday July 17, 2020 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.  We are asking family and friends to follow the CDC guidelines.  Masks must be worn.

To send flowers to Calvin's family, please visit our floral store.


July 17, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
July 18, 2020

4:00 PM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
July 18, 2020

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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