W. Calvin Falwell

W. Calvin Falwell, Founder

Calvin began Falwell Well Corporation in 1937. The name was later shortened to Falwell Corporation.

In 1944, he became a licensed pilot and three years later he and his brother Lawrence opened Truck Body Corp. In 1962, Calvin was responsible for bringing, what would become the Hillcats baseball team, to Lynchburg. In 1965, he formed the Lynchburg Baseball Corporation. In 2004, Falwell Aviation opened their Jet Center at Lynchburg Regional Airport.

W. Calvin Falwell passed away in August of 2011.