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Louis Miller Callahan

Louis Miller Callahan, age 86 of Dublin, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at his home.

He was born March 10, 1927 in Wytheville, to the late Garland and Thelma Chrisley Callahan.

Mr. Callahan was retired from Olga Coal Co., Caretta, W.Va. He was a member of the Highland Community Church, Dublin, for many years.

He was a veteran of the U.S Navy, having served during World War II. He was a football official for 41 years, a basketball official for 21 years, an American Legion Baseball coach for seven years and a Little League Baseball coach for 27 years and a Boy Scout Master for Troop 82.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia Dare Webb Callahan of Dublin; four sons and daughters-in-law, Tony Callahan and wife, Brenda, of Rural Retreat, their son, Robert and daughter, Wendy and granddaughter, Halee; Danny Callahan and wife, Brenda, of Newbern, and their sons, Shane and wife, Vanessa, and Jason; Steven Callahan and wife, Zelda, of Danville, and their daughter, Melissa, son, Jared and grandson, Randy; Timothy Callahan and wife, Judy, of Dublin, and their daughters, Annie Marie and Lindsey; sisters, Ruth Coe, Thelma Callahan, Audrey Pike and Joyce Hackler, all of Wytheville, and Vickie Eddie of Roanoke; sister-in-law, Joan Callahan of Pulaski; brothers-in-law, Roy Hackler of Wytheville and Butch Eddy of Roanoke, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m., at the Highland Park Community Church, Dublin, with Pastor Michael Blouse officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until service hour at the church.

To send condolences to the family, please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.bowerfuneralhome.com/” \n _blankwww.bowerfuneralhome.com. 540-980-6160.

Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the Callahan family.

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  1. Randy Flinchum

    July 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Louis Callahan was a great man. He was a friend to many. I have known him since I was 10 years old and competed against his teams in Little League and he was my coach in American Legion baseball in War, WV. He was everything a coach should be. He was a competitor. He taught hard work and fair play. He played the best players no matter who their parents were. He was someone I patterned my coaching philosophy after. You always knew where you stood with Louis. Whether he was right or wrong he let you know how he felt. He made a positive impact on many kids lives growing up in Caretta and War, WV. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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