The First Protective family mourns the loss of long-time friend and valued producer, Calvin Fleming, who passed away on April 12 at the age of 69. Calvin was a great lover of the outdoors, and it is somehow fitting that he passed away while working in his yard, which was one of his passions.
Calvin’s association with Protective Life began in 1979 as part of Protective’s Birmingham General Agency, which became the First Protective Insurance Group in 1983. Calvin worked closely with other founding members of the First Protective family, including Steve Briggs, Bill Dowell, Ben Coker, Park Lee and Buddy Stanford, and was one of the first registered representatives to join ProEquities. His loyalty to Protective Life and ProEquities and First Protective never wavered – he was a perennial First Producer Elite Producer and a familiar presence at our other events.
Calvin was well known for his enthusiasm, sense of humor, can-do spirit, and tireless dedication to serving his customers. He was also a great proponent of helping others, preserving nature, and reading, so his family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Jimmie Hale Mission, the World Wildlife Fund, or the public library of your choice.
We will miss Calvin tremendously, and our thoughts and prayers are with him, his wife Donna, sons David and Adam, and the rest of his large and loving family.