Derrick Barry Callahan

Born: Sat., Mar. 4, 1961
Died: Mon., May 4, 2020


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., May 08, 2020
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ St. Clair Chapel

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Sat., May 09, 2020
Location: Morning Star Baptist Church ~ Ragland

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Mr. Derrick Barry Callahan was born March 4, 1961 at St. Clair County Hospital in Pell City, Alabama to the union of the late Arlandes and Jessie Mae Culpepper Callahan. He was preceded in death also by a son, Altonio Pickett; a daughter, Jadi Nicole Brock; a brother, Milford Callahan and a sister, Janice Callahan.
Derrick acknowledged his faith in Christ at an early age at Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Ragland. He later rededicated his life to Christ at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Thomas Kelley. 
Derrick was educated in the Ragland City and the St. Clair County School Systems and graduated from Ragland High School Class of 1980. After graduation, he sought employment at Ragland Brick Company. He later saw the opportunity to advance in the work field and took employment with Ford Meter Box in Pell City, where he worked for twenty-six years until his health declined.
Derrick was known for his love for fishing and hunting. Even though he was quiet in nature, you never really had to ask him much because he was usually fishing or hunting when he wasn't working. He was affectionately known by many, especially his family, as "Whistle".
Derrick's Strong heart stopped beating on Monday, May 4, 2020 after a brief illness. Those left to cherish his memories are his three daughters, Latoya Pickett (Mike) Oden, Niagara Falls, NY, Abrian Pickett- Brewster, Gadsden, AL, Raven Callahan, Savannah, GA; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (Cyclone) Culpepper, Battle Creek, MI, James E. (Diane) Callahan, Grand Rapids, MI, Julius L. (Gladys) Callahan, Ragland, AL; two sisters, Alice Saulter, Karen (Jonathan) Williams, both of Ragland, AL; sister-in-law, Inez Callahan, Battle Creek, MI; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Celebration of Life will be Graveside 12 Noon Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery, Ragland. Rev. Thomas Kelley, pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Ragland, will preside. Viewing will be 4:00-6:00p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 at the St. Clair Chapel of Adams-Buggs Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Willie Scott, Sr., Jeffrey Robinson, James Forman, Jr., Richard Brewster, Lonnie Hendrix and Ariel Callahan.
The family would like to especially thank St. Vincent's St. Clair Hospital and Hospice, Ford Meter Box and all who have shown their love through phone calls, text messages, visits, food, flowers and most of all your prayers.    


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Lloyd Matthews
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Derrick was one of the best man i have ever know
I prayπŸ™πŸ» for the family
Lloyd Matthews

Archbishop Marshal Thomas
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
We offer our most sincere condolences to the family along with our prayers.
Bishop Marshal and Mother Patricia Thomas

Gary Phillips
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
I didn't know Derrick but I'm good friends with Alice and I just wanted give the family my Condolences and Sympathy. I will be praying for you all.

Gary Phillips
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020

MIXED FRUIT BASKET was sent by Gary Phillips .

To Derrick's Friend's and Family I'm sorry for your loss.

Geneva Martin
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Callahan family. My prayers of with you.

Chris and Tiffany Campbell
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family

Lillian M Taylor
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
My condolences and deepest sympathy for the family during this time of bereavement May God bless you all with peace and wrap you in His loving arms to ease your sorrowarms

Nita Looney
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Nita Looney .

Condolences to the family from Lonnie Sanders & Nita Looney

Teresa Watts
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Callahan family. My prayers are with you you all.. πŸ™πŸ™

warren collins
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Warren Collins .

"DERRICK will be greatl missed but his kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

Warren Collins
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
"DERRICK will be greatlyl missed but his kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

Teresa Douglas
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
To not only a friend but a brother we will miss u dearly crappie master we love u so but God loves u mo , u left us without saying a word yet u were heard, I'm gonna miss u saying , say what Ralph we love u !!!

Akecia Shannel McPherson
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
Our Condolences.....Across the miles....Jimmy & Johnnie Callahan and Family (Michigan) RIH.....

Kari Bishop
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
I wanna thsmk you all for everything

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