John D. Callihan

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KINSTON - After a lifetime of devotion to God, John D. Callihan, 94 of Kinston, went to his eternal rest on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 after a brief illness.
John served his country honorably in the Army Air Corps, 100th Bomb Group of the Mighty Eighth during World War II as a mechanic on the B-17 bombers stationed in England where he met his wife Monica. John was well known as the owner and operator of Herring-Curle small engine shop. He attended Gordon Street Christian Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife of almost 60 years, Monica Callihan, his parents, John Callihan and Lilly High Callihan, his brother Raymond and his sisters Gertrude and Ruth. He is also preceded in death by sons in-law, Henry C. Grant and Michael P. Rice.
Left to carry on his legacy are his daughters, Bonnie Grant of Wilmington and Debbie Rice Smith (Ray) of New Bern; five grandchildren, Stacie, Tony, Mandy, Vickie, and Michael; six great-grandchildren and his special "sweetie," Mattie Ham and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Gordon Street Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Benson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the NC Lung Cancer Initiative, 4000 Blue Ridge Road, Ste. 170 Raleigh, NC 27612, www. or to Wounded Warrior Project, 48999 Belfort Road, Ste. 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or
Online condolences may be made to the Callihan family at
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.
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Published in Sun Journal on Apr. 22, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
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