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May 17, 1956 - May 12, 2021

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Calvin Prude, age 64 passed away peacefully at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan covered with his family’s love on Wednesday May 12, 2021.  Calvin was born on May 17, 1956 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. Chester and Lucy Mae Prude.

Calvin worked at Western Michigan University and Sunnyside Church prior to COVID-19 shut down. At his death, he was working for SECURITY Plus LLC, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Those who knew Calvin; knew he was a hard worker and was not afraid of getting his hands dirty. He was a “Jack of all Trades!”

Calvin was blessed with being “Mechanically Gifted”.  If you needed your Television, Radio, Air Conditioner or whatever fixed – Calvin could fix it!  He also, loved being around his family and friends, especially spending time with his (3) uncles, Robert Prude, Akin Prude, and Dennis Prude. Calvin meets no strangers!  After meeting him, folks gravitated and grew to love him.  Especially, his nature, his kindness, sense of humor and storytelling. Calvin was the World’s Greatest Author of Fiction Storytelling.  He kept everyone entertained and laughing.

Calvin is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lucy Mae Prude, brother, Ernest Irby, Jr., sister, Lora Ann Prude; and niece Rochelle C. Irby.

Calvin leaves behind to cherish in his memory; daughter, Jeanette R. McClinton of Kalamazoo, MI; grandchildren: Johnathan McClinton, Antonio Williams, Jr. and  Jeremiah McClinton all of Kalamazoo, MI; great-granddaughter: Naibrea, Odem of Battle Creek, MI; brother: Duane Prude of Kalamazoo, MI; sisters: Willie M. Powell White of Chicago, IL; Gertie M. Irby Robinson (LeRoy) of Kalamazoo, MI; and Billie Barber of New Port, Virginia; sister in law, Beulah Irby of Kalamazoo, MI; uncles: Charlie Prude (Mary) of Carrollton Alabama; Robert Prude (Irma-Sally); Dennis Prude (Carol); and Akin Prude all of Kalamazoo, MI; aunts, Ester Williams, Carrollton, Alabama, May Prude and Rose Prude, both of Kalamazoo, MI; A companion, Deborah Hall; and a friend Bernice Carter both of Kalamazoo, MI; a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nephew great-great-nieces, cousins, and other relatives and life-long friends.