In Loving Memory

James "Jim" D. Callow

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July 20th, 1941 - May 23rd, 2013


Monday, May 27th, 2013   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Charter Funerals,
501 West 6th Ave,
Emporia KS 66801


Tuesday, May 28th, 2013   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First United Methodist Church,
823 Merchant Street,
Emporia KS 66801


James “Jim” D. Callow, 71, of Emporia, Kansas; formerly of Colorado Springs passed away on Thursday May 23, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born July 20, 1941 and was the only child born to Dee S. and Elma E. Callow of Kansas City, Missouri, who both preceded him in death. Jim was a graduate of Center High School in Kansas City and College of Emporia. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Searcher. He was a police officer for the city of Emporia for several years before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he went into the banking business. He found his true calling in the car business; after starting his own dealership he then went to work for Carlin Dodge for many years. He continued to work buying cars well after he officially retired. He was a fishing enthusiast and enjoyed spending his summers at the lake with family and friends. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporia Kansas. He is survived by two daughters, Erin K. Callow of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Megan E. Callow of Chicago, Illinois. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Sydney E. Meek of Colorado Springs, Colorado and his beloved dog Pepper. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 27 from 6-8 pm at the Charter Funerals Emporia Chapel, 501 W. 6th Ave., Emporia, Kansas 66801. Services with honors will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 823 Merchant St., Emporia, Kansas, 66801. The family is especially grateful for all of the support and kindness of medical staff that took care of Jim and his wonderful friends and neighbors


  • Wed, May 29th, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    Jim was a stand up guy. He worked many years for my father and along the way they became
    friends. I know Jim will be missed many. Prayers and big hugs to his two special daughters.

    Terri Carlin Grubb, Gilbert AZ 85295

  • Tue, May 28th, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Will always have fond memories of going to ESU games, particularly to Washburn, and the adventures of dining with Jim.

    Frank Lowery, Emporia, KS

  • Sun, May 26th, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    I am a sonographer at Newmans and your dad was very special to me! I feel I know each one of you from all the stories that he told. From what your professions were to your personalities and even about the special pet turtle the grandchild had. I hope you all know how much each one of you meant to your dad. I am sure you do. Please know that I am praying for all of you during this time and I feel so blessed to have known him. He blessed me far more than I can even express.

    mandy seidl, emporia, kansas

  • Sun, May 26th, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    Sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I was a patrolman at the Empoia Police Department with Jim during the 1970's. Jim was always a true gentleman and a good Police Officer. May God bless your family and may God bless Jim's soul. May Jim rest in peace.

    David P. Lewis, Crandall, Texas

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