Monday, June 12, 2017

Alfred Callahan

Alfred W.B. Callahan, 78, of Poteau, OK passed away quietly at his home with his wife by his side on June 10, 2017.  Al was born January 8, 1939  to Barney & Audra Callahan in Sallisaw, OK.  Al  lived in Sallisaw until the age of six.  His family then moved to California where he attended school in McFarland, CA.  After high school graduation  Al attended and graduated from Cosmetology College in Hollywood, CA.  Al's occupations include postal worker, hairdresser, insurance salesman, truck driver, Vian Oklahoma police officer; poultry grower and cattleman.  Al was a philosopher of life.  He served on the Oklahoma Farm Bureau State Board.  He was president of the LeFlore County Cattleman's Assoc., as well as president of LeFlore County Farm Bureau.  Al was of  the Pentecostal faith and had a strong love for the Lord and his son Jesus Christ.  Some of the most important things in life to Al was his family.   He dearly loved the little children.  There was always a special place in his heart for his family, faith and friends.   He loved going to lunch at Tasty Freeze and then moved on to Buddy's  where he had his own special corner - he loved to visit as he never met a stranger.  Al was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clara Ann and brother Bill Callahan. 
          Al is survived by his wife, Geana; sister in law, Nancy Callahan; nephews, Jason (Linda) Callahan, Marcus (Tonya) Callahan and special brother & sister in law, John & Teresa Batty; other relatives, loved ones and many beloved friends.
          Services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with visitation from 6-8 pm Friday evening.  Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery.


Shelley R. Meeks said...

Geana & Family. I am sorry for fall's loss. Sadly, this is one of life's most painful times. Though I didn't personally know Al, I remembered him each time I saw him at the Sale Barn. My Prayers Sympatheties & condolences during this difficult time. May God give each of you peace & comfort that only he can give. My love to you, Geana.

Anonymous said...

Geana and Family,
So saddened to hear of Al's passing. Our prayers and condolences go out to you all at this time of loss. May the Lord give you strength and comfort in knowing that Al has completed his journey on this earth and has gone to his eternal reward. Bless you all and Rest In Peace Al.
Steve and Debbie Dowell