Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


September 23, 2013

Leonard "Carl" Callahan


9/23/13 — Leonard "Carl" Callahan, 81, of Olive Hill, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 20, 2013 at his residence.

He was born July 1, 1932, in Carter County, a son of the late Marion and Rosie Creech Callahan.

Carl was retired from General Refractories and was a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed listening to country music, driving trucks and spending time with his grandchildren. Carl was a jolly person and loved pulling pranks on people.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Avery Callahan, Ray Callahan, Earl Callahan and Paul Callahan, and one sister, Lucille Bogan.

Carl is survived by his wife of 60 years, Velma Stamper Callahan; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Patricia Callihan of Olive Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Darby Thomas of Olive Hill and Tammy and John Standafer of West Liberty; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one step-granddaughter; two step-great grandchildren; and one step-great- great granddaughter. He also leaves many other family members, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Terry Stamper officiating. Burial will follow in the Manning Chapel Cemetery on Mocabee Creek Road in Olive Hill.

Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, all day Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, and until the service hour Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.

Jerry Callihan, Larry Thornsberry, Dalton Thornsberry, Donnie Stamper, Blake Crank and Jackie Brown will serve as pallbearers.

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