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April 24, 2014

James (Jim) Callaway

Athens — ATHENS-A memorial service for James (Jim)Perry Callaway will be held 2:00 P M Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the East Texas Arboretum with speaker and fellow Mason Clyde Kenneaster officiating.

He was born December 18, 1935 in Gilmer to the late Joe Kelly and Clara Beulah Callaway. Jim was a graduate of Ralls High School in 1954 and Texas A & I College, Kingsville in 1960. After graduation he began a teaching career in the South Texas towns of Aransas Pass, Refugio and Sinton. Later changing his career to the field of aviation where he was well known as a pilot/helicopter pilot/superintendent in the pipeline industry in the South and Northwest until his retirement. His hobby was woodworking and carving. He made many beautiful walking sticks for friends. Jim and his wife June Ward Callaway traveled extensively and settled in Athens.

He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Bobby (Dana) Adams, Mrs. Mike(Jamie) Wendel whose mother is Marian Callaway, all of Refugio; stepson Steve Hirth & Kat, Houston; stepdaughter Julie Hirth, Jacksonville, Florida. He was especially proud of his nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the East Texas Arboretum, P O Box 2231, Athens, Texas 75751.

 

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