Darrell Lee Callahan of Steelville, Missouri was born Thursday, May 20, 1954 at Steelville, Missouri to Willis and Geraldine (nee Turnbough) Callahan and passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the age of 65 years.
Darrell married Barbara Callahan on Friday, April 28, 1972 at Center Ridge Pentecostal Church, Cherryville, Missouri.
Darrell loved being outdoors. He spent his life cutting wood, coon hunting, raising coon dogs, taking care of his donkeys and many trips to the creek. He raised a baby squirrel “Punken” and he raised many baby coons. He loved to spend his evenings sitting on his parents back porch and visiting with them about his day.
He would listen to the scanner every day and his favorite shows to watch were westerns, Andy Griffith Show, Benny Hill, Three Stooges and The Twilight Zone.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barb Callahan; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Ruth Callahan; two nieces, Sherry Callahan and Karen Warren; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Baker and Deloris Warren; and brother-in-law, Gary Callahan.
He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly “Kim” and husband Cleve Holland of Cuba, Missouri and Angela “Angie” Callahan of Cuba, Missouri; two grandchildren, Samuel “Sam” Holland and Cheyanne Holland, both of Cuba, Missouri; parents, Willis and Geraldine Callahan of Steelville, Missouri; one brother, Junior and wife Peg Callahan of Steelville, Missouri; one sister, Brenda and husband Keith Neff of Cuba, Missouri; four sisters-in-law, Shirley and husband Harrison Brown of Cherryville, Missouri, Jan Callahan of Cuba, Missouri, Pam and husband William Huggins of Bourbon, Missouri and Cindy and husband Darrell Phipps of Union, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Douglas Warren of Steelville, Missouri and Dennis Baker of Ozark, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Harrison Brown officiating. Special music was “Precious Memories,” “Amazing Grace,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” by Johnny Setzer, Shirley Brown, Pam Huggins, Cindy Phipps and Sam Holland on the saxophone.
Interment and prayers followed at the Martin-Trask Cemetery in Cherryville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Rodney Neff, Greg Neff, Cleve Holland, Leroy Callahan, Luke Callahan and Leon Callahan.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.