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Friday, August 18, 2023
9:00 - 10:15am (Central time)
Friday, August 18, 2023
10:30 - 11:30am (Central time)
Duncan Alfred McCallum went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 14, 2023, at the age of 89. He was born in Mize, Mississippi on September 5, 1933 to the late Charles and Mattie McCallum. After growing up in Mize, Duncan joined the Army, where he served in Germany with the tank division from 1955 to 1957. After leaving the Army, he began his lifetime employment with Sperry Vickers Eaton in Jackson. He retired in 1995.
Duncan is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Elise Travis McCallum, and three siblings, Charlene Northern, Marcene Adams and Farrell McCallum. A devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, Duncan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Gary Wilkes; his beloved and devoted sister, Betty Lou Sullivan; and his grandchildren and their spouses: Michelle Martin (Ryan), Melissa Donahue (Kevin), and Meredith Watkins (Drew). He also is survived by eight great grand-children: Avery, Lex, and Rhett Martin; Presley, Delaney, and Gavin Donahue; and Hudson and Hayes Watkins. Duncan also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Duncan and Mary lived for many years in Jackson, Mississippi, where they enjoyed watching their daughter Janis grow up. Annual camping trips across the United States, and later, Ole Miss football in the autumn, gave them great joy. After retirement, Mary and Duncan traveled to many parts of the world, including Europe, the Holy Land, Alaska and Hawaii. Duncan was a charter member of Brandon Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held at Brandon Baptist Church from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023.; the Celebration of Life will begin at 10:30 am. At the end of the service, family and friends will travel in procession to Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson for the burial service at noon. Pallbearers include: Ryan Martin, Kevin Donahue, Drew Watkins, Bill Northern, Jimmy Adams and Kent Adams.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Master’s Touch Ministry at Brandon Baptist Church.
Friends are invited to join the family at the home of Duncan McCallum for food and fellowship following the burial service.
The family wishes to thank Gentiva Hospice Services for their care.