James Scott Callan Obituary
 
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James Scott Callan

December 29, 1946 - February 26, 2012
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James Scott Callan James Scott Callan, 65, of Rome, died of an extended illness on Sunday February 26, 2012. Born December 29, 1946, son of the late James Pete and Violette Jones Callan, he attended and graduated from West Rome High School, University of Georgia, and Woodrow Wilson School of Law. He served his nation in the US Marine Corps 1968-1972 attaining the rank of Captain. While serving as Platoon Commander in Vietnam 1969-1970 he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. From 1975 to 2004 Callan was a practicing attorney and community leader in Rome. He served as board president for Hospitality House, Habitat for Humanity,...
James Scott Callan

James Scott Callan, 65, of Rome, died of an extended illness on Sunday February 26, 2012. Born December 29, 1946, son of the late James Pete and Violette Jones Callan, he attended and graduated from West Rome High School, University of Georgia, and Woodrow Wilson School of Law. He served his nation in the US Marine Corps 1968-1972 attaining the rank of Captain. While serving as Platoon Commander in Vietnam 1969-1970 he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

From 1975 to 2004 Callan was a practicing attorney and community leader in Rome. He served as board president for Hospitality House, Habitat for Humanity, Rome Area Heritage Foundation, Rome Georgia Tech Club and Coosa Country Club; he was long term board member of United Way of Rome and Floyd College Foundation. He served as President of the Rome Bar Association and as Municipal Court Judge. In recent years while coping with difficult results of his own errors and illness, he became loving care-giver for his mother in the last months of her life; he worked alongside his brother at the family business and continued to entertain his loyal friends with commentary on politics and sports issues. An avid fan of collegiate sports, he was often a guest on local sports talk radio shows. He followed and participated in baseball and local golf competition, and he kept his sense of humor to the end. He will be missed by his friends and his family.

Mr. Callan is survived by daughters Whitney Paige Callan of Atlanta and Avery Callan Hammonds, son-in-law Chris and step-grandson Will of Buford, Georgia, brothers Jerry Callan and his wife Darlene of Rome and Sam Callan and his wife Toni of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and sister Melinda Grissett and her husband Steve of Rome. With great joy he recently met his new grandson Callan Fletcher Hammonds. A number of cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

A committal ceremony with military honors by Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 American Legion Honor Guard was held at the Georgia National Cemetery 2025 Mount Carmel Lane Canton, GA. 30114 Thursday March 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. A casual memorial gathering remembering the best of James Scott Callan was also held at Centre Stage of James D. Maddox Heritage Hall Campus of GHC, 414 E. Third Ave. on Thursday March 1, 2012 with visitation beginning at 5:00 P.M. and a eulogy presentation that begin at 6:00 P.M. Honorary pall bearers were: Bill Byington, Ray Cox, Bryant Durham, Bill Newton, Haywood Payton, Rick Stevenson, David Whittenburg and Ken Weatherman. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to: VAVS 1670 Clairmont Rd. Decatur, GA. 30033, earmarked for the Rome VA Clinic.

Daniel's Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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