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Rodney (Rod) Wayne Callaway (79) passed away on December 31, 2023 after complications from surgery.
Rodney was born in Searcy Arkansas on March 16, 1944. He was the 2nd of 6 children born to William and Clara Callaway. After high school, Rodney became a police officer before enlisting in the Army. Rodney spent his 20 years in the Army as a pilot and instructor before retiring as a Major. He continued working as a real estate agent and broker in the Atlanta metro area winning many awards and being part of the Million Dollar Club for much of his real estate career.
Rodney fell in love with Cecilia Garcia while he was stationed at Fort Huachuca in Southern Arizona. They were married in 1975 and have been married for 48 years and have two daughters, Celena Brady (45) and Anita Callaway (40). Recently, Rodney discovered that he has two additional daughters, Kellie Townsend (59) and Victoria Steeger (59), whom he had no knowledge of before. Both Kellie and Victoria were adopted into loving families after their birth. Rodney has since reconnected with them and welcomed them into his life with open arms. He was enthusiastic to learn all he could about them and their families. Rodney has eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Rodney was a loving husband, a proud father, and a loyal friend. He was a devoted Christian who consistently attended church and Bible study classes. He always engaged in thoughtful conversations with others about the Bible. He spent time both alone and in groups to deepen his understanding of the Bible and its teachings.
Rodney was an avid gardener with a green thumb, and every summer he grew a garden of juicy tomatoes. He had a soft spot for birds and loved keeping them well-fed in his yard. His family pets adored him and always went to him for food and affection. He was a sociable person who loved to talk with everyone he met, and his conversations were always engaging. Rodney had a great sense of humor and loved to tell Dad jokes that made people laugh out loud. He was a humble and kind person who never hesitated to help his neighbors in need. His absence will be felt by all who knew him.
Services for Rodney will be held on Sunday, January 21 at Cross Pointe Church in the lower level of the seminary building (building 2) located at 1800 Satellite Blvd in Duluth, GA at 3 pm, with a reception to follow. His final resting place will be at Southern Arizona Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Fort Huachuca AZ. The service day and time are TBD.
Georgia Cremation in Duluth assisted the family with arrangements.