Vivian H. Callis, III, better known to all as Jack, died on Tuesday, June 14, surrounded by his family and friends, after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Jack was a wonderful man whose true passion was giving to and helping others. He dedicated his life to service organizations like the Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Middlesex County Volunteer Fire Department, and the Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, serving in various leadership roles. He was a deacon in Reedswood Christian Church.
Jack loved boating and fishing, and with the help of a few friends even caught 3 fish from his hospital bed on his birthday. He enjoyed helping to coach the Middlesex High School Chargers football team for three years.
A true “jack of all trades,” Jack enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, and they loved it! He was always willing to help anyone who needed it. Known for his amazing hugs, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Jack is survived by his wife, Cynthia Foor Callis, his daughters Sara Williams (Brandon), Meaghan Koehler (Derek), and son, William Callis. His three grandchildren, Hannah, Madalynn and Clayton were the apple of his eye. He is also survived by his sister, Faith Callis Blake (Alan) and 7 nieces and nephews whom he adored.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Gloucester at 10 AM Saturday, June 25.
In memory of Jack, contributions may be made in his name to Reedswood Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.