J. Warren Callis Sr. of Hudgins, passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at the age of 87 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Mathews County on May 22, 1928 to the late J. Edgar Callis and Maggie (Wise) Callis. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred Tucker, Wanda Sadler and Hazel Smith.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Bonnie; his daughter, Maggie Howlett; a son, Warren Callis Jr.; step-daughters, Meg (Allen) White and Jennifer (Raymond) Ewell. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Kimberly (Martin) Richardson, Ben (Laura) Howlett, Jonathan Howlett, Joseph Howlett and Hilary Callis; step-grandchildren, Aaron White, Cassie White, Ryan Ewell and Jolie Ewell; five great-grandchildren, Ian and Olivia Richardson, Chandler and Sammy Howlett and Brad West. He is also survived by sisters, Nelda Sadler and Ruth Callis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Warren was a farmer and a waterman all of his life. His Christian faith was an extremely vital part of his life.
The family received friends on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews. Funeral services conducted by Pastor David McKnight were held on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Gwynn’s Island Church of the Nazarene. Interment followed at H.C. Smither Cemetery, Hudgins, Va.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Christy, Lisa, Jennifer, Sue, Dr. Shivers and the entire staff of Riverside Walter Reed Hospice for their loving and compassionate care shown to Warren and to each of us, his family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Building Fund of the Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 246, Hudgins, Va. 23076.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7.