Mr. Robert William Callahan, age 83, of Pierce County, died Tuesday (9/29/20) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross following an extended illness
Born January 6, 1937, he was a son of the late Carl Glenn and Sally Ethel (Moody) Callahan of Pierce County. He was a 1957 graduate of Blackshear High School and a retired truck driver with Dixie Concrete in Waycross. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Robert was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. If kids were around you could rest assured he would be playing and picking. He loved nothing more than to make everyone laugh. His favorite saying was “If I wasn’t pickin’, you’d think something was wrong”. To know Robert was to love him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Calvin Glenn Callahan and his twin brother, Richard Russell Callahan.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Navadine Dowling Callahan; son, Michael “Tony” Callahan (Ann); granddaughter, Asia Callahan Boyette (Cord); grandson Mac Callahan (Davis Boatright); great-grandson, Cam Boyette; step grandson, Jerimey Gibson (Mallory); 6 step great-grandchildren; Haili, Zoie, Sophia, Bladen, Waylon and Jamison; 2 sisters, Elaine Ruger and Jane Boyd, both of Blackshear; 2 brothers, Byron Callahan and Larry Callahan, both of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A graveside funeral service will take place Friday morning (10/2/20) at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
The family will receive friends on Thursday evening (10/1/20) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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