Laurence James Callahan, Sr., 71, of Mauriceville, passed away Nov. 21, in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Chaplain Ricky Land. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 PM, Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Feb. 25, 1944, he was the son of Arthur Eugene Callahan and Joyce (Hilliard) Callahan. Laurence was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was also an electrician for North Star Steel for 15 years and a volunteer fireman for Bridge City Fire Department for 31 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alvin Callahan, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann (Fontenot) Callahan; children, Laurence J. Callahan, Jr. and wife Mary Ruth of Mauriceville, and Donna Slade and husband Jim of Pearcy, Arkansas; grandchildren, Sammi Lee Bahnsen and husband Joshua, Erin Evans and fiancé Kenny Tarver and Jacob Evans; step-grandchildren, Celia Roberts, Shelina Green and husband Keith, Joshua Clanton and wife Natalie, Jessica Callahan and husband Doug; great-grandchildren, Silas Bahnsen, Oliver Bahnsen, and Ezri Bahnsen; step-great-grandchildren, Rayden Carey Clanton, Sebastian Corey Roberts, Lily Marie Roberts and Atticus Green; siblings, Joseph Callahan of Orange, Charlsie Stewart of Lake Charles, Barbara Gosh of Minnesota and Elizabeth Langdon of Houston.

Serving as pallbearers will be Alvin Callahan, Jr., Gene Callahan, Jeff Daigle, Ricky Bodin, Shon Branham and Chris Landry. Honorary pallbearers are Bridge City Fire Department, Lenny Wolf and George Johnson.