Richard Noah Callahan of Cherryville, Missouri was born September 4, 1948 in St. Louis to Noah and Jessie Dunlap Callahan and passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 17 days.
On February 1, 1975 in Steelville, Missouri he married Shirley Scott.
Richard graduated from Cherryville High School. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He later went to work at Chrysler in St. Louis, Missouri retiring from there after 30 years. Richard attended Center Ridge Pentecostal Church for several years. Throughout the many years, Richard enjoyed spending time on their land and working it to look like a park setting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Jessie Callahan
He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 44 years, Shirley Callahan; one daughter, Christie (Nate) Smith of Cabool, Missouri; four grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, Ethan and Bryce Smith; three sisters, Darlene (Gordon) Younce of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ruby (Lawrence) Reed of Cuba, Missouri and Barbara (Larry) Elder of Cedar Hill, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Roger Silvey officiating. Special music of “God on the Mountain” and “Precious Memories” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.