Carl Dean Callison, Jr.


SALISBURY, Md. — Carl Dean Callison, Jr., 72, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of DeWitt, Ill., passed away at 12:00 p.m. on July 9, 2020, at Peninsula Regional Health System, Salisbury.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Pastor Steve Barrow officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the funeral home. There also will be a celebration of life at Holloway Funeral Home, Salisbury, Md. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the DeWitt County animal shelter.

Carl was born on January 17, 1948, in Clinton, the son of Carl Dean and Margaret Elizabeth (Chrisman) Callison, Sr.

Survivors include his daughter, Christy (Steve) Cooke, Carrollton, Va.; brother, Randy (Jessie Junker) Callison, Forsyth, Ill.; sister, Marie (Ray) Carlson, Cloquet, Minn.; grandchildren, William Clark, IV; Katie Witcher; Brandon and Justin Cooke, great-grandchildren, Orion Clark, Vaughn and Colton Cooke, nieces and nephews, Kaci Carr, David Carlson, Pam Carlson-Jones, Paul Carlson, Denise Follett, Rochelle Landsverk, 15 great-nieces and nephews, 23 great-great nieces and nephews, and his beloved sidekick lab, Rango.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jay and great-nephew

Carl was a farm boy at heart. After working on the family pig farm in DeWitt, he attended Sams Technical Institute in 1967, and after graduating he moved to Salisbury, Md. He was a Manufacturing Manager at K & L Microwave and Lorch Microwave and retired from LWRC International.

He was a current member of the Red Men Tony Tank Tribe #149. Along with being a past member and President of the Optimist Club of Salisbury and East Side Men’s Club.

Carl was always willing to listen, offer advice or at the very least, make you laugh. You knew that if Carl was around you were going to have a good time. He was an unbelievable dad and “pop-pop,” who always gave an abundant amount of love and support. He made you feel so very special and you knew you were the most important thing to him.  His love will be forever imprinted in our hearts.

The family is so thankful and blessed for his close friend and boss Richard Bernstein who worked with Carl for most all of his career.

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