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Robert Callison

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 1:57 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — Robert W. Callison, 82, of Princeton passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.

Born Sept. 14, 1931, in Ray, Okla., to Cloud Elijah and Ruth (Payne) Callison, he married Bertie Lou Perry Aug. 31, 1952, in the Timewell Baptist Church. She survives.

He graduated from Brown County High School in 1950. He was a truck driver and a minister, pastoring churches in Mendota, Ottawa and Wedron. He attended the New Hope Church of the Nazerene.

Also surviving are six children, Jerry (Linda) Callison of Aurora, Becky (Kevin) Adams of East Peoria, David (Mary) Callison of Ventura, Iowa, Kevin (Bev) Callison of Millbrook, Ron (Helen) Callison of Sublette and Karen (Mark) Townsend of Princeton; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the New Hope Church of the Nazarene, Princeton, with Pastor Laura Tanner officiating. Burial will be private and at a later date.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family for charitable disbursement.

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