Kyle William "Bill" Callan


Kyle William “Bill” Callan, age 94, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Mr. Callan was a veteran of World War II and served in the 1st Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps (First Tank Battalion, Pacific and China Theater). He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) post # 4667 of Marion, Va., past Commander of the Smyth County Post # 18 American Legion, past Chef DeGare of the American Legion, Bristol, Voiture, Quadre Hommes Evet Cheveaux, charter member of the Marion Jaycees and a co-founder of the Marion Little League Baseball Program. He was a past President of the Holston Hills Country Club, past Exalted Ruler of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Callan was a retired Plant Manager of American Furniture Company in Marion, Va., a lifelong member of the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church and a past Chairman of the Board of Deacons.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyle Carles and Mary Atkins Callan; his wife of 66 years, Mary Poe Callan; one son-in-law, Wiley H. Sells, Sr. 

Bill is survived by one son, Charles William Callan and wife, Connie of Powhatan, Va.; two daughters, Mary Charlotte Vinson of Cartersville, Ga. and Elizabeth Pemberton Sells of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Mia Vinson Gilstrap and husband, Greg, Amy Vinson Morgan and husband, Kyle, William Todd Callan and wife, Gretchen, Wiley Hayward Sells, Jr., Lauren Elizabeth Sells; five great-grandchildren, Isabella Grace Gilstrap, Elizabeth Dorsey Morgan, Macland Kyle Morgan, Kerrigan Poe Callan and Kenna Jewel Callan.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Reverend Alan Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Marine Funeral Honors Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post # 4667. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presbyterian Children’s Home of the Highlands, P. O. Box 545, Wytheville, Virginia, 24382.

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