Richard Melson Calhoun, enthusiastic horseman

June 6, 2019

Richard Melson Calhoun, 88, of Bridgeville passed away at his family home Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born to the late John Ewell Calhoun and Myrtle Lingo Calhoun Sept. 28, 1930, and was raised in Georgetown.

Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a professional house mover and merchant. Richard served on the board of the Delaware State Fair and was an active member of the Indian River Fire Company.

An enthusiastic horseman, with an extensive carriage collection, he served as president of the Delmarva Driving Club and was a director of, and participant in, Return Day.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Dawson of Rehoboth Beach; and brother, Frank L. Calhoun of Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sylvia Short Calhoun; and five nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown on Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m. A time of visitation will take place Friday, June 7, from 6 until 8 p.m. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Delaware State Fair, P.O. Box 28, Harrington, DE 19952.