James Lea Calhoun (known as Jimmy or JC by his friends and family) was born March 2, 2005
and passed away on November 11, 2022. He was taken from us much too soon at just 17 years
old and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Jimmy was predeceased by his mother, Michelle Schultz in 2012; by his grandfather, Jim Kaplin
in 2007; and recently by his great-grandmother, Violet Bistany in August 2022.
Jimmy is survived by his grandmother (who he always called Mom), Leah Kaplin. She was his
rock and his stability throughout his life. When Leah was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in
2015, Jimmy was young but was always looking for ways to help her. As he got older, he never
complained about assisting her with the things she could no longer do. Everyone knew how
much he loved her and she will miss him every day.
Jimmy is also survived by his father, Craig Calhoun; his sister, Marley Hudnall; his brother, Aiden
Hudnall; his paternal grandmother, Katie Calhoun; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close
friends who all loved him very much.
Jimmy was born in Tampa and lived his entire life in the same home in Seffner. He attended
Mango Elementary School, Franklin Middle School, and Armwood High School. Jimmy worked
part time at a few different jobs during the last two years, from fast food restaurants to
construction work. He enjoyed video games, hunting, and spending time with his many friends.
Jimmy played baseball for several years when he was younger. He and his family have many
great memories of his years with the Kings Baseball team and the coaches and players who
were like family to him. So many of his former teammates and coaches have comforted Leah
and each other this week with their motto, “Once a King, always a King”.
We find comfort in knowing that Jimmy had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. We
pray that his friends and family find comfort in their memories of him and their friendship with
each other. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Multicultural
Family Church at 1:00 p.m. The church is located at 3805 John Moore Road in Brandon