In Loving Memory of

Richard William McCallum


Richard William McCallum, 95, Died on Thursday April 4, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Lake City, FL.

Richard was born June 8, 1917 in Fife Shire, Scotland, to Archibald and Susannah Walker McCallum.

He was in the U. S. Army serving during the Battle of the Bulge; He obtained the rank of Captain, but was awarded in his retirement the rank of Major.  Mr. McCallum was a longtime member of North Central Baptist Church, and was a Sunday School Teacher until just a short time ago, when his health prevented him from attending. He was also an ordained Minister with the Independent Fundamental Churches of America.

Richard, married Mary Elizabeth Dyson almost 38 years ago, and they lived in Gainesville together since 1975. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers, James and Archibald.

Richard is survived by his Loving wife Mary, son William (Joy) McCallum, grandchildren Mary Beth (Bill) Payne, and Cynthia and Kristen McCallum, great grandchildren, Katelyn and Billy Payne, Sister, Mary Vecelus, his step son, Henry (Debra) McLamb, 2 step daughters, Sherrill Canter, and Carol (Jerry) Avery, Numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, a multitude of nieces and nephews.

 Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial with Military Honors will be held immediately following at Forest Meadows Memorial Park, Central, 4100 N.W. 39th Ave.

In Lieu of Flowers Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Pacific Garden Missions, 1458 S Canal St  Chicago, IL 60607.

Arrangements are under the care of FOREST MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME, 725 N.W. 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)-378-2528 Please sign his guest book at

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  1. Audrey and Jay Boulware at · Reply

    Our sincere condolences on Richards passing.

  2. Norma & Bill Burchette at · Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dick was an outstanding Christian man and great Bible teacher. We shall all miss him.

  3. Leslie and Ricardo Gonzalez Rothi at · Reply

    We know that your Grandpa is in a better place and as a Christian man we know that he must have found comfort in that. He also knew that he was loved by his family by all the acts of kindness, caring and concern that each of you offered these last years. His legacy of courage and faith lives on in each of you and in turn you were very lucky indeed that he was your dad, Grandpa and husband.

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