James Callison

August 7, 1936 - January 21, 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home


Friday, January 23, 2015 at Vernon Funeral Home

James D. Callison, 78 of Urbana, passed away, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in his home with his family by his side.
He was born August 7, 1936 in Terre Haute, Ohio. James was a 1954 graduate of Westville High School. He was a member of Terre Haute United Methodist Church and the Teamsters Union. James spent many years as a truck driver. He was a ‘Jack of all trades’ and could do anything. James was an avid golfer and collector of various items and knickknacks. He was a fantastic dad and grandpa and loved spending time with his grandkids. His favorite pastime was spending time in his woods and gardening.
He is survived by his sons, Wesley W. Callison and Wade W. (Karen) Callison, his grandchildren, Sara (Ricky) Stephan, Jessica Callison, James W. Callison, Lee Insley and Lorree Insley, his great grandsons, Clayton and Ricky Stephan; sisters, Sandra (Roger) Massie, Sue (Neal) Nelson nad Elizabeth “Libby” (Britt) Wooten; brother, Steve (Patty) Callison; mother-in-law, Eva (Markley)Oglesbee of Cincinnati; sister-in-laws, Carolyn and Barb Callison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.
James is preceded in death by his parents, James Gerald and Esther (Schaffer) Callison; his wife, Ada Louise Callison; daughter, Melissa Insley; brothers, Jerry and Rodney Callison.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. David Yinger officiating. Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Miami Valley Hospice, 46 N. Detroit St, Suite B, Xenia, OH 45385. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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