Biography of

Samuel Bright Callison


Born 05 Apr 1930, Beard, Pocahontas, WV
Died 09 Nov 2005
Married Mary Catherine Rexrode, 02 Sep 1949, Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV


Children Born
Mary Jane Callison 07 Dec 1950, Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV
Linda Sue Callison 21 Apr 1953, Fort Devons, Middlesex, MA
Elizabeth Ann Callison 13 Jan 1955, Fort Bragg, NC


     Samuel Bright Callison, age 75, of Arlington, Virginia, died Wednesday, November 9, 2005, at Sleepy Hollow Manor Nursing Home following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.  The son of Elba Bright Callison and Elizabeth Jane Smith Callison, he was born at Beard April 5, 1930. 

   He attended public schools in Pocahontas County and then Roanoke Business College.  After serving three years in the United States Army Security Agency, he attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Concord College in Athens.  Moving to Washington, D.C., in 1958 and then to Arlington in 1959, he had a 30-year career working as a supervisory auditor for the U.S. General Accounting Office. 

    On September 2, 1949, he married Mary Catherine Rexrode, and from this union three children were born: Mary Jane Callison, who died in infancy, Linda Sue Alexander and Elizabeth Ann Bridcott.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 15, in Arlington United Methodist Church by the Rev. Abi Foerster. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.