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Joshua David MCCALL

Joshua David McCall

SPRINGFIELD - Joshua David McCall, 25, of Springfield, died at 6:47 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.

Joshua was born February 2, 1988, in Springfield, the son of Philip and Angela Matheis McCall.

Joshua was a graduate of Southeast High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. He had worked for Starbucks on Freedom Drive and was currently employed as an Anesthesia Tech at Memorial Medical Center.

He loved attending family functions and also practiced and taught MMA. Joshua had even traveled to Scotland, where he trained under Tommy Carruthers and obtained his apprentice instructorship in Jeet Kune Do. He also loved to collect comic books and swords and enjoyed watching cartoons.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eunice and Wesley Milby, and grandfather, Wayne McCall.

He is survived by his mother, Angela Stewart of Springfield; father, Philip (wife, Betty) McCall of Rochester; fiancé, Brittany Aulich of Springfield; grandparents, Blanche McCall of Springfield and John and Marlene Matheis of Springfield; stepgrandparents, Lawrence and Joan Boarman of Pawnee; siblings: Ashley (Tracy) Cates of TX, Jessica Matheis of Springfield, Jordan McCall, Grace McCall, and Jacob McCall, all of Rochester; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; "surrogate family": Greg Krushall and Alice Krushall, both of Springfield; and his beloved dog, Gator.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Funeral Ceremony: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Humane Society, P.O. Box 512, Springfield, IL 62705.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.




Published in The State Journal-Register on May 11, 2013
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