HAUGHTON – A celebration of life service will be held for James W. Callahan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home at 10 a.m. The family will receive guests from 9 a.m. until service time.

James was born to C.C. and Frances Callahan on September 15, 1937 in Columbus, MS. He passed from this life on September 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Noel Lee Callahan; and his nephew, James Callahan. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Brigitte Callahan; his son, Norman Callahan; his daughter, Nathalie Callahan and her fiancée Todd Egan; his grandchildren, Robert Lee Callahan and Summer Lynn Callahan; his brother, Larry Callahan and his wife Mary Carol; his nephews Edward and Sam; his niece, Maggie; and four legged family member, Titus, a Bengal cat.

James served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Army that included service overseas in Vietnam. Following his time in the Army, he spent 20 years as a civil servant for Barksdale Air Force Base. James was a loving husband, father, and a dear friend to those who knew him. He was also a devoted animal lover and a 32nd degree Mason. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Dallas Cowboys. In his spare time he loved reading and researching family genealogy. James will be greatly missed.

“Whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:15, KJV

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to Nina’s Road to Rescue.