Kenneth Calloway

Published 2:01 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Kenneth Calloway, Elizabethton, passed away on February 15, 2024. He was born on April 28, 1938 in Elizabethton, Tenn., to the late Bonnie Brumit and the late Clyde Calloway.
Ken was an Air Force Veteran. He attended Elizabethton High School and Elizabethton Business College and Steed College. His employment began with Raytheon and he was employed with Sperry Farragut and General Machine & Tool. He retired from Piedmont Airlines/USAir and later worked for Delta Airlines and the Veterans Administration.
His sins were washed clean by the blood of Jesus. He was a member of West Side Christian Church.
Ken was a 32-degree mason and a member of Watauga Masonic Lodge 622 and Valley of Knoxville Scottish Rite.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Brumit; father, Clyde Calloway; stepfather, S.A. Brumit; one sister, Barbara Calloway Gentry; and a special nephew, Kenneth Gentry.
A service to celebrate the life of Ken will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. February 23, at West Side Christian Church in Elizabethton with Greg Key and Sam Brumit officiating.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy Love Calloway; one sister, Kay Brumit Landry and Ron of Austin, Texas; one brother, Sam Brumit and Judy of San Marcos, Calif.; nieces and nephews: Barbara’s children, Kimberly Edwards and Kandace Barbee; Kay’s children, Karen Sandoval and Clint Mays; and Sam’s children, David Brumit, Jennifer Recknagel, Jonathan Brumit and Jeffrey Brumit; a very special person and caregiver, Debbie Woods, who was like a daughter and always called them Mama and Dad; and two special people, Comora Tolliver and Billy Gentry, who always called them Uncle Ken and Aunt Nancy.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, February 23, at West Side Christian Church, prior to the service. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Brumit, Gary Simerly, Mike Taylor, Walter Heaton, Steve Dunlap, Luther McKeehan, Mike Verbonich, Walt Treadwell, Charles VonCannon, Bryan Burleson, Bill Burger, Jim Starr, David Woods, Bill Gentry, Phillip Young, Dr. Keith Young, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, friends and neighbors, members of West Side Christian Church, members of his former church, First Christian Elizabethton, former co-workers of Piedmont Airlines/USAir, Delta Airlines and the Veterans Administration, Mountain Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Side Christian Church or East Tennessee Christian Home & Academy. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Calloway family.

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