Jalmer Ray “Doc” Calloway, 77, of Corpus Christi, Texas went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2010. He was born in Sandia, Texas on April 20, 1932. Mr. Calloway graduated from Robstown High School, attended Texas A&I College and then joined the U.S. Navy. After his Navy service he worked for Koch Refinery for 38 years before he retired. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Calallen Lions Club, assisted with the Boy Scout Troop #73 and the Oil Belt Little League. He assisted in organizing the reunion for the Sea Bees for four years (MCB4), enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard work, helping neighbors and relaxing at home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Colie E. and Gladys Beam Calloway; his sister, Edna McElyea; and his brother, J. C. Burt.
He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Fern Calloway of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sons, Ray Calloway (Cecelia) and Garland Calloway (Dawne Mundahl) all of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren, Bryan and Justin Calloway, Sarah Prince (Jake) and Vanessa Kelly (Brad); four great grandsons, Logan Calloway, Gavin and Ian Kelly and Hunter Prince; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dick and Barbara Dietzmann and Helen Burt; aunt, Nancy Barnhart; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until 7 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church beside Highway 77 between Robstown and Five Points with Pastor Jeffrey Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Robstown Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Calloway, Justin Calloway, Cary Dietzmann, Brian Dietzmann, Jake Prince and Brad Kelly.
Honorary Pallbearers will be George Guckian, Joe Fears, Pete Zickefoose, Bob Dunlavy, Bob McKinley, George Fair, George Conde, Dwight Littlejohn, David Krebs and Lee Kitchens.
Those who wish may make contributions to St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.