Biography of

Harry Richard Callison


Born 11 Sep 1918, Beard, Pocahontas, WV
Died 24 Dec 2002, Templeton, CA
Married Dolores Marion Caughel, 05 Oct 1950


Children Born
Richard Edgar Callison 15 Aug 1951
Peggy Elaine Callison 09 Mar 1955


Harry Richard Callison died at the home of his daughter in Templeton, California, on Tuesday, December 24, 2002.  The son of the late Denny and Rexford Callison, he was born September 11, 1918, at Beard.  Harry attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, where he obtained a degree in agriculture. He entered the Naval Officer's Training School in New York City, and was stationed in San Francisco on the USS Chinquapin as a diesel engineer. He served in the Pacific Campaign during World War II, and was in Okinawa when the war ended. He then served on the USS Marias and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander.  He met and married his wife, Dolores, in San Pedro, and they had their home in San Pedro for their 52 married years. She died on September 2, 2002. They have two children, Richard and Peggy.  Harry was employed by the City of Los Angeles for over 30 years, working as a Senior Diesel Plant Engineer at Hyperion Treatment Plant. He had a flair for story-telling, woodworking, mechanical abilities, and golf.  He was active in the First Presbyterian Church at San Pedro, serving as an elder and contributing many of his woodworking talents to the church.  Surviving him are his son, Richard, of Eugene, Oregon; daughter, Peggy, of Templeton, California; four grandchildren; sister, Virginia Campbell, of Sinks Grove; brothers, Hubert Callison, of Beard, and Gilmer Callison, of Tucson, Arizona.  A memorial service was held Monday, December 30, 2002, at the First Presbyterian Church of San Pedro.