Larry Callis obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Larry C. Callis

Larry Charles Callis, 80, of Hughesville, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

He was born June 8, 1941, in Sedalia, son of Charles and Mary (Boyer) Callis.

On June 25, 1978, in Sedalia, he married JoAnn (Benson), who preceded him in death on July 28, 2020.

Larry was a graduate of Hughesville High School and earned a chemistry degree from Central Missouri State University. He was an Eagle Scout.

He started playing in bands at the age of fourteen. He played bass guitar. Family, farming and music were Larry’s passions. He also loved traveling.

In his younger years, Larry worked in banking. He was also a farmer, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and Sedalia Lodge 236 AF & AM.

Surviving are a daughter, Shelley Jungen of Springfield; four step-daughters, Tamra Crouch of Warrensburg, Teri Moore of Boonville, Susan Holmes of Tomball, TX, and Carolyn Dawley of Spanish Fort, AL; three stepsons, Jerald “Eric” Pendell of Kansas City, Roger Austin of Hughesville, and Bret Austin of Edinboro, PA; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Callis of Winchester, VA; and two sisters, Linda Semler of Sedalia, and Rebecca Mixson of Aiken, SC.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Bethel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Wesley Wingfield officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, Bethel United Methodist Church, or Cancer Perks.

Cremation arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.

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6 Responses

  1. Prayers for all he was a great man meant him 48 years ago when he played for Gary Smith and the sundowner

  2. Larry was a fine Bass player and a good man also. I worked with him when we played with Gary Smith and the sundowners. Marvelous Bass player and dedicated musician all around.

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of Larry Callis. He was a friend and we lived beside them when in Florida – loved his music – they visited us in West Virginia & we had lots of fun – we are sending our thoughts & prayers to the entire family. God Bless!

  4. I am Mona Bonner’s sister, Sharlene Carr. Wayne was my brother in law. We came to Florida for vacation in the winter. We loved to hear the Pioneers sing and play. We sure miss that wonderful band. Sorry to hear Larry passed away. Praying for Jo and all family members.

  5. Keith and I are so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We always enjoyed hearing him play in the band. Praying for his family. Keith and Amy Zacha

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