Calvin M. Shreve


Calvin Miles Shreve, a resident of Bridgeport Health Care Center in Bridgeport, died on Sept. 9, 2018.

He was born July 6, 1924, in Upshur County, the son of the late Enoch Newton and Edna Mae Miles Shreve.

On May 3, 1947, he married Mary Avis Teter, who preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2007.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Enoch N. Shreve Jr., Eugene P. Shreve and Dixie Lee Shreve; and one son, Brian N. Shreve.

He is survived by two sons, Alan L. Shreve and wife, Connie, of Buckhannon and Dennis M. Shreve and wife, Kenette, of Clarksburg.

He is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1942 and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where he studied accounting prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army and received additional training in the U.S. Army Finance School. Mr. Shreve served his country during World War II as technician third class in the Allied Forces Headquarters Mediterranean Theater. He retired from The Central National Bank of Key Centurion which is now Chase Bank in Buckhannon after 44 years of service, starting as a teller and achieving the position of cashier and assistant vice president and member of the Board of Directors. In 1948, Mr. Shreve enlisted in the National Guard where he served as company clerk and first sergeant to a heavy tank company. Since 1966, he has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Buckhannon having served as president and in various other capacities including long time sergeant at arms. He was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to The Rotary Foundation. He also previously served as Rotary District 7530 treasurer and secretary. During his youth, Mr. Shreve was an active member of Mt. Rupert (United) Methodist Church. After his marriage, Mr. Shreve became a member of Reger Chapel (United) Methodist Church on the Brushy Fork Road. He served the church in many capacities including Sunday school teacher, treasurer and superintendent, and was active and faithfully attended the church until health issues forced him to move to Bridgeport. He also served on several committees of the West Virginia United Methodist Conference. During his lifetime, Mr. Shreve was at various times active in Boy Scouts of America, Upshur County Farm Bureau, Brushy Fork Water Association, Parrish House, West Virginia Wesleyan Emeritus Club and American Legion Post 7. In 1989, Calvin received his University of Hard Knocks degree from Alderson-Broaddus College. After his retirement, Calvin spent his time pursuing his various hobbies and activities including gardening, Christmas light decorations, traveling throughout West Virginia and eating at various restaurants. He attended many veterans activities, proudly wearing his uniform from World War II. Mr. Shreve was a faithful servant of God, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a quiet leader of his community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reger Chapel Church Cemetery, in care of Connie Shreve, Treasurer, 2639 Brushy Fork Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201, or The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693. The family wishes to express its appreciation to the staff at Bridgeport Health Care Center for the excellent care and kindness shown to Calvin during his stay in their facility.

Friends and family will be received at Poling St. Clair Funeral Home, 95 S. Kanawha St. in Buckhannon, WV 26201 on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m.

Online condolences may be made at: where the service will be streamed. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.