C.J. Callahan, 90, of Orange, passed away Aug. 1, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Monday, Aug. 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Orange, March 29, 1925, he was the son of Jerimiah Callahan and Monie (Laird) Callahan Hudnall. C.J. graduated from Orange High School in 1943. He retired from Dupont Sabine River Works and was also a WWII United States Navy Veteran. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in West Orange and ran Hudnall Grocery for over 20 years. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and woodworking.
C.J. was preceded in death by his parents, Jerimiah Callahan and Monie Callahan Hudnall; step-father, Joe Hudnall; son, Randy Callahan; brother, Robert (Bob) Callahan and one sister, Layla Waggoner.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, Avanell Cauthron Callahan; children, Ronnie Joe Callahan and wife Susan, Debbie Callahan Morgan and husband Mike, Duane Callahan and wife Cindy; daughter-in-law, Wanda Callahan; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Joe Callahan, Duane Callahan, Mike Morgan, Shon Callahan, Mickey Callahan and Dustin Morgan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Ok 73123.