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DANVILLE - Craig Howell Callaway, 68 of Danville, Ill., went to be with the Lord at 1:15 a.m. CDT Monday, July 31, 2017, at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville.
Craig was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Danville. He was the son of Aden and Mildred (Howell) Callaway. He was a 1966 graduate of Bismarck High School. He was married to his high school sweetheart for a time.
After graduation, he served during Vietnam in the Air Force. After his service, he attended Southern Illinois University and lived in that area from 1972-1986. He then returned to the Danville area where he has resided since that time.
Craig worked as a tool and die maker for Berkley Davis and later Tridan in Danville. He was a member of Second Church of Christ and most recently had attended Living Word Family Church in St. Joseph.
He was a consummate athlete, lettering in 4 sports. While he was in college he coached girls' softball. Craig was a diehard Cub fan. In his later years he was a go-kart enthusiast.
Surviving are a sister, Joyce Hamblin (husband: Dale) of Danville; nephews, Douglas Young of Bismarck, Ill., Jory Young of Pittsboro, Ind., William Schultz of Indianapolis, Josh Dion and Garrett Young both of Bismarck, Ill., and Michael Young and Aden Young both of Danville; and niece, Angie Young Arkins of Indianapolis.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, in the chapel at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, with the service at 2 p.m. CDT with Pastor Matt Filicsky officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville.
Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 31, 2017
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