Born Dec. 30, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Karl K. and Muriel Calhoun.
He worked as a lumber salesman for Dixie Lumber in downtown Hagerstown. He was also a Scoutmaster with Troop 10 for more than 15 years at Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Alsatia Club, the Elks Club and Morris Frock American Legion Post No. 42.
William is survived by a daughter, Gayle Calhoun Waltersdorf of Hagerstown; three sons, Michael Stuart Calhoun and wife, Cathy, of Colonial Heights, Va., James Wilson Calhoun and wife, Debbie, of Big Pool, and Timothy Blaine Calhoun and wife, Barbara, of Hagerstown; a sister, Mary Jane Viar of Hagerstown; five grandchildren, Collin A. Calhoun of Williamsport, Gregory W. Calhoun and wife, Sondra, of Philadelphia, James DeVore Waltersdorf and wife, Nicole, of Long Island, N.Y., Kelsey J. Calhoun of Colonial Heights and Laura A. Calhoun of Hagerstown; a niece, Kay Rozinak of Pittsburgh; and a nephew, Donnie Viar of Hagerstown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean (DeVore) Calhoun, who died Aug. 8, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Yvonne Bikle.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Greg Shook officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.