Fred Lonnie Callahan, Jr, age 79 of Forest City, died Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Fred was born on November 16, 1940 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Fred Lonnie Callahan, Sr, and Myrtle Leigh Harrill Callahan.
Fred was a member of the First Baptist Church of Forest City, and a graduate of Cool Springs High School. He went on to further his education at N.C. State University where he received a degree in engineering. Fred was the owner of Fred Callahan Company, Inc..
He also enjoyed membership in the Old Hickory Gun Club and was instrumental in moving the North Carolina Trap Shoot competition from Durham to Bostic.
Survivors include his son, Fred L. Callahan, III and his wife Wendy of Morganton, North Carolina as well as two grandchildren, Katelyn Grace Callahan and Collin Reed Callahan.
The family is planning a memorial service to be announced at a later date. Interment will be private in the Cool Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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