Memorial services for Calvin Hempel, 61, of Copperas Cove, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. He was born Aug. 16, 1951, in Gatesville.

On Sept. 26, 2012, Calvin answered the most important call of his life.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Nathan and Edwin Hempel.

Survivors include his parents, Melvin Hempel and Myrtle Blackstock; his brother, Donald Hempel; two sons, Jeremy Hempel and Tony Hempel; a daughter, Christa Hempel and seven loving grandchildren, Dillan, Cayleigh, Kohlton Hempel and Jason Gamble, Keagan Kuni, Kairyn and Anthony Hempel, and many nieces and nephews.

He spent much of his time fishing and hunting, but more than that, he loved spending quality time with his family and friends. He was always finding a reason to get the family together. You will be greatly missed. Until we meet again, please remember love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you are close in heart.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at Extraco Bank in care of Jeremy Hempel.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove, which is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at

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