Jalmer Ray "Doc" Calloway, 77, of Corpus Christi passed away on April 17, 2010. He was born in Sandia on April 20, 1932. Calloway graduated from Robstown High School, attended Texas A&I College and then joined the U.S. Navy. After his Navy service he worked for Koch Refinery for 38 years before he retired. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Calallen Lions Club, assisted with the Boy Scout Troop No. 73 and the Oil Belt Little League. He assisted in organizing the reunion for the Sea Bees for four years (MCB4), enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard work, helping neighbors and relaxing at home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Colie E. and Gladys Beam Calloway; his sister, Edna McElyea; and his brother, J. C. Burt.
He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Fern Calloway of Corpus Christi; his sons, Ray Calloway (Cecelia) and Garland Galloway (Dawne Mundahl), all of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren, Bryan and Justin Calloway, Sarah Prince (Jake) and Vanessa Kelly (Brad); four great-grandsons, Logan Calloway, Gavin and Ian Kelly and Hunter Prince; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dick and Barbara Dietzmann and Helen Burt; aunt, Nancy Barnhart; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeffrey Thompson officiating. Burial followed at Robstown Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Bryan Calloway, Justin Calloway, Cary Dietzmann, Brian Dietzmann, Jake Prince and Brad Kelly.
Honorary Pallbearers were George Guckian, Joe Fears, Pete Zickefoose, Bob Dunlavy, Bob McKinley, George Fair, George Conde, Dwight Littlejohn, David Krebs and Lee Kitchens.
Those who wish may make contributions to St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Sawyer-George Funeral Home