Hugh P. Callaway, DVM, 88, of rural Waverly, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Waverly United Methodist Church. Rev. Karen Coy will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial with military rites will be held in Val Halla Cemetery in Waverly. Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Veterinary Class of '42, Kansas State University. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com
Born January 29, 1919, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Samuel McReynolds Callaway and Nancy Palmer Callaway. On June 21, 1942, he married Lucille Luckey, who survives of the home. He had lived in rural Waverly most of his life and established the Waverly Veterinary Clinic that lasted 46 years. He was a 1937 graduate of Grand Pass High School and a 1942 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. He was a lifetime member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and had served on various committees of these organizations. He was a member of Waverly United Methodist Church, taught the Senior Adult Class, served on numerous boards of the church and served as a lay leader. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, honorably discharged at the rank of captain serving in the Veterinary Corps and was organizing charter commander of the Waverly American Legion Post 580. Both of Hugh's sons followed his lead and also served in the military. He was a charter member and served two terms as president of the Callaway Family Association. He was also a member of the Saline County Historical Society and Friends of Arrow Rock.
Additional survivors include two sons, Paul Douglas Callaway of West Dundee, Ill., and Samuel McReynolds Callaway; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Dollie Callaway, and one daughter, Nancy (Kasey) Callaway.