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Terry Lee Callahan

Terry Lee Callahan

Terry Lee Callahan, age 62, of Fowler, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in his home. He was born on March 27, 1957 in Jacksonville, IL the son of Clarence & Ila (Riggall) Callahan. He married Eva Parsons on April 2, 1983 in Decatur, IL. She survives.

Mr. Callahan was a computer programmer for Titan Wheel International. Terry was a member of Faith Journey Church where he served as a deacon, he was a volunteer for Fishing for Freedom, loved volunteering at church, taking care of his animals, fixing and tinkering with things. Terry also liked being outside and was a part-time gym enthusiast.

IN addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
HIS MOTHER: Ila Callahan of Mechanicsburg, IL
HIS CHILDREN: Sara Ashley Schmidt and her husband Jared of Liberty, Il and Justin Lindsay Callahan of Oklahoma.
GRANDCHILDREN: Aiden Callahan and Kaysen Callahan with one more grandchild expected later this month.
A SISTER: Cindy White and her husband Steve.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Terry was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at the Faith Journey Church, 4115 North 12th. Inurnment will be at Greenmount Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at Faith Journey Church on Thursday, from 10:30 until the time of the services. Memorials may be made to Fishing for Freedom or to Faith Journey Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Leta Dodd
Quincy, IL
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Neil B Reische
Bushnell, IL
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So sorry for your lose. Terry was a good friend and co-worker, he will be greatly missed.
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Karen Hart
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I am so sorry to see this sad news. May God surround you in His loving peace during this difficult timem
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Kay norman
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So heartbreaking to hear for our dear Callahan family. A massive void has come to your hearts. I will be praying for you.
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Mike Fletcher
Quincy, IL
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Eva, I am so sorry. Terry will be missed at Titan. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call.
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Nathaniel Hawes
Clarkston, MI
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My deepest sympathy for the Callahan family. As a friend of Justin’s, Terry was another father figure to me and helped me through adolescence, life lessons, driving, carpentry, organization, and how to keep my car looking great. He was a great guy and I’m thankful for my time with him. May God give you comfort in this time.
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Janet DeJaynes
Quincy, IL
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My deepest condolences to the family.
Terry was a great person to work with at Titan.
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Cathy Mackenzie
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Eva, My heart is hurting and sad for you and your family with the passing of Terri. I pray God grants you comfort and that you feel Him with you in the coming days. Terri was such a willing person who was generous with his time and talent, and I know his love for you was evident to all. Sending love, Cathy
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Elaine May
Rochester Hills, MI
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Eva, I'm so sorry to hear about Terry's passing. He was a very good man, and very generous with his time and talents. I know you will miss him terribly. Please know that I am praying for you and your family to find comfort and peace knowing that your friends are lifting you up to the King of the universe, and that He loves you.
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Dawna Fife
Quincy, IL
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Terry was a great co-worker with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.
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Clark Cogley
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Terry was a good friend and co-worker. I will greatly miss him at Titan. I will miss him teasing me about my fishing boat sitting too much in my garage. He always told me that I needed to go fishing more often. My prayers go out to this family & friends.
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Judy Foland
Royal Oak, MI
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Terry and I worked many years for EDS/ARG. And in that time, he helped many people to understand the system which we worked on. He was such a great person to work with, always willing to help anyone. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and his friends.
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Mark Bradley
Des Plaines, IL
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Very sad to hear this and condolences to Terrys family. Always a very helpful co-worker during my time at Titan.
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Rick Ruemenapp
Fair Haven, MI
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Thought and prayers to the family. I worked at EDS with Terry. One of the most thoughtful and hardest working person I know. Very sorry for the loss!
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Molly Beaver
Quincy, IL
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Eva and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Terry was such a trooper. Eva please know that Terry shared with me several times how special you were and how grateful he was for you and how well you took care of him. Your strength along this journey amazed me. Prayers are with you.
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Nancy Boone
Barry, IL
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Jared my sympathy to you and your wife.
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Mary Ellen Davis
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry to hear about Terry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Eva and your family.
Mary Ellen Davis
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Eileen Livesey
Aiken, SC
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Readers digest used to have a column every issue called “My most unforgettable character”. I liked to read it when I had the chance, and came to realize that the people we tend to remember most aren’t for the big events, but for a bunch of little things that add up when you aren’t looking.

I have been thinking about Terry Callahan a lot lately. So many memories over the years... sure there was a health scare or two, but those things are never what come to mind.

I remember when a bunch of us helped him move into his new place and laugh about how he had too much stuff. I remember his amazing woodworking skills, and how he was so generous with his knowledge to show me how to do some things. He knew how to stick drywall on to the ceiling - by himself! Who knows that stuff?!

If you needed help, he would come over. If something funny popped into his head, it would come right out - he always seemed to have a good story. He was a really smart programmer, a real pleasure to work with.

When our work group moved on to other separate projects, he was one that we missed in our work life. When he moved back to Illinois we missed seeing him around town. Kept in touch, but not as often. Wish I had done better. Still, I will remember Terry often and fondly as one of my most unforgettable characters.

Our prayers are with the family. May God hold him his loving care. And If heaven needs furniture, I’m sure Terry will make them some.
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Rachelle Beers
Quincy, IL
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Terry was the nicest guy..he will truly be missed..prayers for his family..so.sorry for your loss..