James Hearn Callaway • January 19, 2021
James (Jim) Callaway went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2021 in his home in Lillian, AL., with his wife Erin and his granddaughter Ashlee at his side.
Jim was born in Auburn, AL on June 8, 1933 to Maxwell Callaway and Mary Lucy (Hearn) Callaway. In later years the family moved to Pensacola, where he graduated from Pensacola High School in 1953. After graduation he joined the Air Force, where he served until 1957, attaining the rank of SSgt. After a short stint working at Pensacola Cigar and Tobacco, Jim entered the apprentice program at Pensacola NAS where he retired in 1987.
Jim accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized at Warrington Baptist Church in 1958. It was at Warrington Baptist where he met his wife Erin and were later married there on June 17, 1961. He was ordained a deacon in 1965 and served in that capacity until they moved their membership to Point Baptist Church in 1968. Jim was a member at Point Baptist for 52 years, where he served as deacon, youth leader, and building and grounds maintenance.
Jim also served his community helping to build Baars Field and coaching baseball for many years. He was also a member of the Innerarity Point Volunteer Fire Department for nearly 20 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers William (Bill) and Robert (Bob). He is survived by Erin, his wife of 59 years, his brother Richard (Dick) and wife Sue, sister-in-law Barbara (Bob), daughter Melanie, son Sean and wife Millisa, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was a great, hard-working man, husband, father and grandfather who would help anyone in need. He will be sorely missed.
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