Chris Callahan, 50, of Jacksonville, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Chris was born on August 7, 1970 in Greensburg, Indiana to Coolie and Joyce (Cathey) Callahan. He graduated from Northeast R-IV high school. He married Melissa Hicks on August 10, 1991 in Moberly, Missouri. Chris was a forklift operator at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center for more than 10 years.
He was a devoted husband, father and family member. He would give the shirt off of his back to anyone. He was the biggest St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He would never miss any events for the kids. He loved animals and spent lots of time playing with his family and the dogs.
During his free time, Chris enjoyed hunting, baseball, softball, football and going to any sporting event he could. He loved riding his motorcycle. He liked all animals, enjoyed watching movies, doing puzzles, collecting shot glasses and above all else being a dad. His family will always remember him for the way he was so loving and would bring in anyone to be a part of his family. He was a small guy with the biggest heart. Chris will be greatly missed by all who were so lucky to know him.
Chris is preceded in death by his great nephew, Emerson James Aleshire; uncle, Bob Cathey and maternal grandparents, (Cathey) from Indiana.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa Callahan of Jacksonville; parents, Joyce and Coolie Callahan of Jacksonville; children, Samantha Callahan of Kansas City, Tyler Callahan, Kacie Callahan and Sydney Callahan all of Jacksonville; siblings, Chonda (Steve) Hull of Moberly and Chuck Callahan of Jacksonville; in-laws, Richard and Jeannie Hicks of Moberly; sisters-in-law, Regina (Kevin) Gall of New Cambria and Michelle Patton of Moberly; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; extended family and close friends.
A memorial service celebrating Chris’s life will be held Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home in Moberly. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12:00 noon until the time of service. For those wishing to make a memorial donation, family suggests donations to the Chris Callahan Memorial Scholarship, c/o Pathway Memorial Funeral Home, P O Box 367, Moberly, MO 65270.