Stewart McBrayer Calvert, Jr. (“Mack”), 59, died at his home in Versailles on Dec. 31, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, teacher, coach, and friend.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McBrayer Calvert in Owenton, Ky. on Dec. 25, 1958, Mack was the oldest of four children. Mack spent his childhood in Versailles, Ky. and graduated from Woodford County High School in 1976, where he played on the tennis team and was an excellent student. Mack went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky as well as Kentucky State University, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Master’s degree in Education, respectively.
He worked as a sixth grade teacher for Woodford County Schools for 21 years, and coached basketball at Woodford County Middle School for several years. Mack was also the “Voice of Woodford County”, providing radio commentary and announcing for Woodford County sports games for 36 years.
Prior to his work in education, he also served for 15 years as a sports photographer and editor at The Woodford Sun newspaper. He was a DJ for WQXE in Elizabethtown for two years, and was a sports broadcaster and DJ at WJMM in Versailles for many years. He also provided sports broadcasting for Georgetown College on occasion.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sheila; his four children, Katie (Tyler) Reisner, Landon (Katie) Calvert, Sommer Calvert, and Emmalee Calvert; his two grandchildren, Chelsea Reisner and Brady Calvert; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McBrayer Calvert; his siblings, Tony (Debbie) Calvert, Jeff (Jan) Calvert, and Jenny (Eddie) Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be held at New Hope Baptist Church in Versailles, where Mack was a member, on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m., at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles, with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to a Scholarship Fund that is being set up in Coach Calvert’s name.