Obituary — Carl McCallum, USNA Class of 1960

McCALLUM, Carl P.

Carl P. McCallum of Marietta, GA passed away peacefully on January 5, 2018. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 9, 1937. Carl grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Mariemont High School. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1960. Carl served in the Navy from 1960 to 1968. He was first stationed at Patuxent River, MD and flew the first generation P3 Lockheed Orion.

Later in his military career, he flew for the Department of Defense as a test pilot for Lockheed in Palmdale, California. Carl served as President of the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Atlanta Chapter, and was a Trustee at the United States Naval Academy. Carl began his 30-year career as a pilot with Delta Airlines in 1968, retiring as Captain in 1997.  Carl was an active member of his church and served as an Elder for many years at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Marietta, GA. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marilyn (Bach) McCallum; his sons Cary McCallum (Susan), Christopher McCallum (Elizabeth) and Carl (Chip)  McCallum, Jr.; granddaughters Kaitlyn, Kelsey, Erin, Kelly, Parker, Macy, Julia; and great granddaughter Camryn. He was preceded in death by his parents Douglas and Verna (McKeeth) McCallum and son Kevin McCallum.

Visitation is at John Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00am and funeral services at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, USNAF Gift Processing, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
or

CASA - Christian After School Academy, John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30067.

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