Earl Francis Callison Jr.
Downing & Lahey Mortuaries & Crematory - West Wichita
10515 W. Maple
Wichita, KS
Callison, Earl Francis, Jr. 84, retired CEO and owner of The Walt Keeler Co., Inc., passed away Friday, December 18, 2015. Born May 14, 1931, he was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Sr. and Ona Griffith; his wife, Karol; son, Kelly; and brother, Larry Callison. Earl graduated from East High School and after serving in the US Navy during the Korean conflict, returned home to marry Karol and graduate from Wichita University (WSU) with a degree in Engineering and as a member The Men of Webster (Delta Upsilon). Earl was active in city, state, and national organizations relating to the concrete industry, and most notably served as the Chairman of the Board of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. He loved his years coaching the Keeler Colts little league baseball team and was a dedicated member of various Wichita civic organizations including the Wichita Crime Commission, Wagon Masters, Wichita Rotary, East Side Ys Men's Club, and attained the high honor of serving as a Scottish Rite Mason for 50 years. Earl was an avid golfer, loved to read, and watch John Wayne westerns and Fox News. Survivors include daughter, Kristen and son-in-law, Alan Martin; grandchildren, Jade, Jordan (Caitlin) and Jonathan Martin, Tiffany (Brad) Saville and Teall Callison; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Anita Rikli. Memorials can be made in Earl's honor to the Wichita State University College of Engineering and The Wichita Children's Home. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, at Downing and Lahey Mortuary West. Online tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com
Published by Wichita Eagle on Dec. 27, 2015.
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So sorry to hear about the passing of my "double" cousin, Jr. My sympathies are with his family and friends.
Wanda and Earl Van Zandt
December 29, 2015
Junior will be missed at our family reunions. He and your mother was such a wonderful couple.
Linda Ferguson Morton
December 28, 2015
I mourn the passing of my long time friend Earl Callison. He enjoyed being perceived as hard as the concrete he sold, when actually he was soft as a pillow. He was a gentle, caring, giving individual and a faithful friend. I enjoyed him because he was so straight forward and honest. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Bobby Stout
December 28, 2015
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Mindy Callison
December 28, 2015
two together,forever
donn salyer
December 28, 2015
My thoughts are with Kristen & family. I have great memories of being a "Keeler Colt" & Mr. Callison teaching a bunch of ragtag kids how to play baseball.
Mick Biles
December 28, 2015
Earl Callison,was a wonderful man-and a key supporter of McConnell AFB...he make us a better community...Col.Don Gaylor
Don Gaylor
December 27, 2015
Fair winds and following seas sailor.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
December 27, 2015
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