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Rev. Tom Calloway

August 30, 1934 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Rev. Tom Calloway Obituary

Rev. Tom Calloway, 89, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.  Tom was born on August 30, 1934 in Kingsport, TN to the late Norman & Winnie (Nunley) Calloway.

In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, June Jenkins Calloway.  He is survived by his daughters Mitzi Calloway of Johnson City, TN, and Carol (Mike) Incorvaia of Hendersonville, TN.

He was a loving grandfather to: Cate Karczmarczyk-Lewis, Thomas Karczmarczyk, Samantha Incorvaia Vespertino, Natalie Incorvaia Bugarski, Sydney Incorvaia Wright, Julie Incorvaia; loving great grandfather to:  Toma Bugarski, Maggie Lewis, Ben Lewis. Tom treasured his sisters:  JoAnn Houser, Norma Almany, Jane Bowery, Linda Glass, and Ina Gray; and his sister-in-law Jane Jenkins Frost Hamilton.  His niece Teresa Frost Keene Weber held a special place in his heart. And just as loved were his brother-in-laws and many other nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

Tom was a Korean War veteran; serving in the Navy.  After the Navy, Tom worked and retired from (43 years) AFG Glass Plant in Kingsport, TN. He served as Pastor for Pilgrim Baptist Church for many years then after retiring as pastor there he attended Gray United Methodist Church where he would occasionally, when needed, fill in as pastor.

Tom was a man of many talents and interests. He was a handyman with exceptional skills in electrical work, mechanical work, plumbing work, carpentry, and anything else that needed to be done. He was creative and artistic; loving wood carving, basket making, chair caning, cross-stitching, bread baking, jelly/jam making, and cake making. He took great joy in creating and fixing things. 

Rev. Tom Calloway lived a life that was anchored by the cornerstone of faith. His faith guided his actions and decisions and was apparent not only in his words but by his deeds as well. Those who knew him remember him as a faith-filled honorable man who also loved people, loved humor, always had something funny to say, and knew that joy could be found in laughter. He had a deep and unwavering love for his family and knew the importance that family has in your life. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him. His legacy of love, honor, faith, humor, and meeting each day joyfully will continue to inspire and guide those he left behind.

The family of Tom Calloway will receive friends, Monday, October 16, 2023 from 12:00pm-2:00pm, at Gray United Methodist Church with the funeral service immediately following.  Rev. Aaron Atchley will be officiating.  Following the funeral service, Tom will be laid to rest at Gray Community Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be: Danny Almany, Mike Almany, Eric Barnes, Stevan Bugarski, Mike Incorvaia, John Karczmarczyk, Josh Keene, Brandon Lewis, Frankie Vespertino, and Matt Wright.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations be made to one of the below:

Gray Memorial Cemetery Association, ATTN:  Steve Stafford; 374 Delmer Salts Rd., Gray, TN  37615, which will assist in upkeep and/or Gray United Methodist Church at

The family of Tom would like to express their gratitude and thankfulness to his caregivers on the Hospice wing at the VA CLC.  Their medical care, kindness, and empathy made all the difference in the world during a very difficult situation.  

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Receiving of Friends
October 16, 2023

12:00 PM
Gray United Methodist Church
5913 Kingsport Hwy
Gray, TN 37615

Funeral Service
October 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Gray United Methodist Church
5913 Kingsport Hwy
Gray, TN 37615

Graveside Service
October 16, 2023

3:15 PM
Gray Community Cemetery
193 Liberty Church Road
Gray, TN 37615


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