Calvin Edwin Wrisley
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Calvin Edwin Wrisley
  • April 14, 1935 - November 9, 2017
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

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Calvin "Cal" E. Wrisley, Jr., of Williamsburg, passed away November 9, 2017 at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Dean Wrisley; his parents Calvin E. and Zetta Hamilton Wrisley; his brother, Paul Wrisley; and younger sister, Sheila.
In his early years, Cal really loved school. He enjoyed reading; particularly thrillers and suspense and dancing. He loved adventure and enjoyed late model stunt car driving in his 20's and 30's. With this gift, he worked with the King Kovaz Daredevils, stunting for various television shows such as "The Untouchables" and "Ben Casey". He was an accomplished crash artist doing high speed rolls, the fiery battering ram and his world famous "Human Run Over" act. In later years, he married the love of his life in May of '94, he was her care taker until her passing in 2010. He was also a member of the Virginia State Golf Association, volunteering yearly at the Kings Mill golf tournaments and enjoying at various courses to play at.
Cal is survived by a son, his step-daughter, Denise and her two children, Austin and Lyndsey Tadych; his sister, Zetta McCormick; sister-in-law, Faye Smith and her husband, Richard, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank his special friends, Catherine Laarhoven and her two kids, T.J. and Julia; Sam and Karen Wulfeck; as well as Joe Benedetti from Faith in Action; for their company, care and friendship to Cal.
A visitation will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 1:00PM-3:00PM; followed by a service at 3:00PM at the Nelsen Funeral Home Chapel, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg 23188.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Cal's memory may be made to the Williamsburg Faith in Action354 McLaws Cir, Ste 2, Williamsburg VA 23185 or http://wfia.org/donate/ .
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com .