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Jerry “Will” Callaway


Jerry “Will” Callaway, 73, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Will is survived by his wife of 50 years, Allie; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Shannon, Todd and Nicole; and 4 grandchildren, Tristan, Drake, Carson, and Keegan; brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Barbara Callaway; sister, Darlene Gilbert; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Barbara Hutensky; and many loving nieces, nephews, and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Max Callaway.

Will was born in 1947 in Sweetwater, TX to his parents “Smokey” and Maxine, the youngest of four children. Will honorably served our country as a soldier and a court reporter in the United States Army. After leaving the Army, he was a freelance court reporter, reported for Judge Sarah T. Hughes, and started a court reporting firm in Dallas. Will was an accomplished court reporter, often recognized for his service and many contributions to the profession and the people in it.

Will was a kind and loving husband, amazing father, and friend to everyone. He lived his life surrounded by his loving family, telling great jokes and stories, never meeting a stranger. He spent his free time playing golf and fly fishing. For years he helped coach his children's sports teams, led scouting groups, and supported his children’s many, many endeavors. He loved spending time with his grandsons, telling jokes or teaching them how to hit a golf ball.

No memorial service is immediately planned. To honor Will, we ask that everyone who knew him share a special story or memory about him with your friends and loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s at https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/support/ ways-to-give/

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