Franicis A. “Mike” Calhoun Jr., 90, an Augusta native and prominent South Florida developer, died Friday, April 28, 2017 of natural causes in the Miami VA Hospital hospice.
A memorial graveside service will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at noon at Westover Memorial Park with Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiating.
Mr. Calhoun, the son of Blanchard & Calhoun co-founder Francis Augustus Calhoun and a descendant of the 19th century statesman John C. Calhoun, was active in Miami business, civics and politics during the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
Mr. Calhoun grew up in Augusta where he graduated of the Academy of Richmond County. In 1946, he moved to Florida to join his parents, who had retired there for health reason after selling their interest in Blanchard & Calhoun, a leading real estate firm that still bears his family’s name.
At age 20, he passed the Florida real estate broker’s license while attending the University of Miami. After working in Jacksonville for a short time he returned to Miami where he bought into a firm that became Newman, Burk & Calhoun Realtors.
He was involved in commercial and residential real estate sales, marketing appraisals and consulting for more than 40 years, serving as a member of the Miami Board of Realtor and the Institute of Real Estate Management. He held the Certified Property Manager and Accredited Management Organizations designations.
He married Gloria Maguire in 1952 and had two children, Gloriana and Patrick.
Mr. Calhoun served the Metropolitan Dade County Zoning and Zoning Appeals boards as well as being elected to the Dade County Commission in 1972. His civic involvement included serving as chairman of the Crippled Children’s Society, now known as Easter Seals Miami-Dade, serving on the Miami Civic Association, the Miami Committee of 100 and the Miami Club.
In the late 1970s, he pursued an interest in personal health and wellness and became recognized as a “Life Extension Research Specialist”. His personal ventures included Natural Life Extension Inc. and Natural Hospital Inc.
He is survived by his daughter, Gloriana Calhoun and his nephew, Craig Fifeld. He is preceded in death by his father, Francis Augustus Calhoun; his mother, Celeste Morris Calhoun; his sister, Anne Calhoun Fifeld; and his son, Patrick Calhoun.
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