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Robert “Bobby” Callan, 85, of Cumby passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2011. 
He was a rancher and owner of Callan Trucking.  Bobby was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy. 
Bobby was born in Cumby on Jan. 28, 1926, to Ollie and Walter Lee Callan. On Oct. 14, 1946, he married Mary Swann in Cumby.
He was a member of the Hopkins County Masonic Lodge No. 180 and had received his 50-year pin. He was also a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cumby.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, James Callan and Richard Callan; and his great-grandson, Robert Callan Frizell.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Callan of Cumby; his two daughters, Patsy Peralta of Grandbury and Karen Callan of Cumby; his grandchildren, Michelle McRae of Springtown and Renae Frizell of Dallas; his great-grandchildren, Jerrod Miller of Springtown, Rebecca Frizell, Arabella Frizell, and Vincent Frizell, all of Dallas; and his great-great-granddaughter, Avery Miller of Springtown.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., June 26, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home with Rev. David Burns officiating.
Interment followed at Cumby City Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Amos Walker, Ricky Denson, Ricky Petty, Jerrod Miller, George Crowell, and Keith Hale. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Yarbrough, Mike Cross, Ronny Hoops, and Franklin Walls.
The family has requested that in lieu of usual remembrances, donations be made to the Cumby City Cemetery Perpetual Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.jones-walkerandson.com or www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  June 30, 2011
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