John Eugene Callahan, Jr.

March 16, 1946 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 73)


John Eugene Callahan, Jr., age 73 of Habersham County, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 16, 1946, he was a son of the late John Eugene Callahan, Sr. & Pearl McGuilory. John lived in many different places growing up as a son of a United States Air Force officer before settling in Largo, Florida. He served his country proudly in the United States Army in Germany during the Vietnam War era. John was a respiratory therapist and was the owner of Respiratory Services in Largo, Florida for over 30 years. He also served as a therapist with Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida for many years. John and his wife, Donna moved to Habersham County in 2002. He retired from Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with 15 years of dedicated service. John was a civil war re-enactor, an avid golfer, but most of all loved his family, dogs, and horses.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Donna Schultz Callahan of Habersham County; daughter and son-in-law, Christina & Patrick Franklin of Mt. Airy, GA; son, Kevin Callahan of Clarkesville, GA; grandchildren, Callan Samuel Franklin & Finley Patrick Franklin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe & Nancy Schultz of Habersham County; nephew, Joseph Schultz, Jr.; niece and spouse, Shannon & Kevin Concis; great-nephews, Logan & Gavin.

A funeral mass will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 02, 2019 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Clarkesville with Father Jose Luis Hernandez-Ayala officiating.

A reception will follow the service at the church on Friday.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia (706) 754-6256

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Funeral Mass
August 2, 2019

5:00 PM
St. Mark Catholic Church
5410 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

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