In Honor of Cal

In Honor of Calvin ‘Cal’ Cooper
Tomorrow I will go to Franklin, Tennessee to share in the service of praise for the life of Bro. Cal, not only was he a Colonel in the United States Air Force, but he also had an earned Doctors Degree, but those who knew him, called him, Bro. Cal.
From being found on the steps of a church in Memphis to the skies of World War II as a navigator and radar officer, returning home to Tennessee in 1946, to college and graduate school, starting churches in California and serving more than twenty years in the air force as a Chaplin, retiring as a ‘Full bird’ Colonel, to being the ministering pastor at Grassland Heights Baptist Church Bro. Cal walked a high road and left some very large footprints.
I was never his pastor but we were immediate friends once we met, and my life is richer and better for having known him. He is one of those people whom you would really miss if you had not had the privilege to knowing him.
He finished his duty here on Monday the 18th and reported to his new base in Glory where he now awaits his beautiful wife Shirley, his children and far too many others to name them all. We have not lost The Colonel; we know very well where he is: he is higher, stronger, and happier, than he has ever been.
Well done thy good and faithful servant, welcome home

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