James L.W. McCallan, Sr., the son of Alfred and Marie (Arnold) McCallan, was born May 21, 1941, in Blair, Kansas. James attended the Floyd Catholic School in St. Joseph, Missouri.
On May 19, 1960, James was united in marriage to Gladys Tracy in St. Joseph and they became the parents of five children, James, Jr., Elizabeth, Nancy, Angie and adopted son, John.
James loved antiques. He and Gladys traveled to flea markets throughout the Midwest where he enjoyed talking and joking with friends. James passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Tiffany Heights Care Center, Mound City, Missouri, at the age of 78.
Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by grandson, William Graf; sister, Kathy Webb; and brothers, Alfred and Tom McCallan. Survivors include: wife, Gladys McCallan, Tarkio; children, James (Jenny) McCallan, Jr., Maryville, Missouri, Elizabeth (Mark) Graf, Tarkio, Nancy (Billie) Sutton, Canton, Missouri, and Angie (Andy) Gamache, Oregon, Missouri; adopted son, John (Jane) McCallan, Council Bluffs, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Angel, Jamie, Naomi, Brent, William, Steven, Jordan, and Dakota; eight great-grandchildren; and his four legged companion, Precious.
A graveside service and interment was held Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Pastor Scott Jordan officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the James McCallan Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.