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Michael J. Callaway


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Michael J. Callaway Obituary
Michael J. Callaway

Marinette, WI

Michael J. Callaway, 47, of Marinette, WI passed away at home from natural causes on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born November 16, 1969, in Memphis, TN to Joseph and Gerry (Shipley) Callaway. He was a 1988 graduate of Craigmont High School and then attended college for two years. Michael enlisted in the US Navy and served for twenty-seven years, having served in several conflicts, until retiring as an Electronics Technician Master Chief (ETCM). For the last two years, he was working for the Department of Defense as a Combat Systems Test Director for the Freedom Class LCS Program. Michael married Tonya "Trip" Triplett on April 4, 2004, in Las Vegas. They met while stationed together in the Navy in 1995. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, trivia, rebuilding his Jeep and always seemed to be doing something.

Michael is survived by his wife, Trip; son, Joseph; mother, Gerry; two brothers, Joe Callaway and Rusty McGee; three sisters: Diane Killough, Jody Weisenand and Paula Wilson. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph.

Military Honors and graveside services will be held on Friday, October 13 at 2 p.m. in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, in Memphis, TN

Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 10, 2017
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