Calvin Mendoza

October 6, 1946 ~ January 13, 2024

Born in: Jeanerette, Louisiana
Resided in: Farmington, Missouri

Calvin James Mendoza, 77, of Farmington passed away January 13, 2024. He was born October 6, 1946 in Jeanerette, LA to the late Oday and Mabel (Andre’) Mendoza. Calvin proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Park Hills. He worked for many years at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Louisiana. He then worked as a laborer and welder for Union Pacific Railroad, where he later retired. He was very proud to be a member of A.A. for 47 years. He sponsored many people and considered it his life’s work.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his three siblings, Eva Mendoza Ball, Mitchell Mendoza and Murphy Mendoza.
Calvin is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Mendoza; two sons, Devlin Graves of Bonne Terre and J. Nicholas Graves and wife Angela of Hillsboro. Several nieces, nephews, other family and friends also survive.
A graveside inurnment will be held Friday, January 26, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors. Deacon Mike Burch will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.


Graveside Service: Friday, January 26, 2024
1:00 pm

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Calvin Mendoza 's name.

Parkinson's Foundation

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  1. Charlotte, I am so sorry to hear of
    T-Cal’s death. I know how you must feel. My husband passed away
    almost a year ago. You’ve always been a special friend and I love you. Take care of yourself. If I can be of help to you in any way, let me know. I will be praying for you.

  2. Candle 2Thank T Cal for always having a kind word and warm heart. Love you Charlotte and prayers of comfort for you and family.

  3. So so sorry Mrs. Charlotte!!
    This coming June 16th I will have seven years without alcohol and most of that reason is because of T-Cals no nonsense straightforward approach! HE was the greatest man that I have met in my life and he has had the greatest impact in my life! There is only one Calvin Mendoza!!

  4. Such an awesome servant of the Lord and an honor to call “friend!” We will see him again in Heaven! Praying for dear Charlotte.

  5. Charlotte my heart goes out to you. Please feel God‘s loving arms around you at this time. I love you my sister.

  6. Great man I got to work with at De Soto car Shops on the Union Pacific Railroad. He will be missed. I am sure he is telling jokes in Heaven.

  7. My favorite T-Cal line, “You can’t stay sober on yesterday’s sobriety!” My friend must have said this to me 500 times and each time I heard it differently. What a life of service that he lived.

  8. Candle 7“Young Miss Charlotte “, Unfortunately, my message to you got lost in the shuffle! As hard as I tried, I could not retrieve it. I will just settle this time with saying how sorry I am and that Den and I loved you and T-Cal so very much. My condolences are with you!

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