Gary Lee Callahan


    Gary Lee Callahan of Viburnum, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born Saturday, December 14, 1953 at Steelville, Missouri to Marvin and Ruth (nee Barton) Callahan and passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the age of 65 years.


    In his younger years Gary worked for Pepsi, Cupples Manufacturing, the St. Louis Board of Education in the maintenance department and he did street ministries; passing out tracks. At one point in his life he owned and operator a handyman business.
    Gary enjoyed the spring and summer when he could plant flowers. He was an avid reader, great admirer of cats and he walked everywhere he went. He would tell anyone, who would listen, about the Lord, his daughter and grandchildren. Gary loved all the Bible Prophecies.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Ruth Callahan; two sisters, Joyce Baker and Barbara Callahan;  and one niece, Karen Warren.
    He is survived by his daughter, Brigette Renee; two grandchildren, Brooke and Jordan Dennon; five sisters, Deloris and husband Douglas Warren of Steelville, Missouri, Shirley and husband Harrison Brown of Cherryville, Missouri, Pam and husband William Huggins of Bourbon, Missouri, Jan Callahan of Cuba, Missouri, Cindy and husband Darrell Phipps of Union, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Harrison Brown, Shirley Brown, Deloris Warren, Pam Huggins, Jan Callahan, Cindy Phipps officiating. Special music was “Scarlet Purple Rose,” “Everybody Will Be Happy,” “Family Bible,” “One More Valley” and “When They Ring the Golden Bells.”
    Private interment was held at the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.