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Eugene Lewis Callaway

September 13, 1965 — July 7, 2021

Eugene “Gene" Lewis Callaway, 55, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on July 7th at Northside Hospital in Duluth. A cause of death has not been determined.

Gene was born on September 13, 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia to Mayson and Catherine Callaway. He is the youngest of their 3 children, following older brother, Gus, and older sister, Lou. He was a proud graduate of Camden Military Academy in Camden, South Carolina and attended the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Gene felt a deep calling to public service and served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1998-2002. After his time in the General Assembly, he remained active in the Georgia GOP, often attending and volunteering at events across the state. He later joined the Doraville Police Department and volunteered as an officer for over 10 years. His generosity extended beyond those in his community as he was involved in countless efforts to support families of fallen police officers across the country, such as the Police Unity Tour. Gene frequently led teams of volunteers to disaster zones such as Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, and often was one of the first to arrive in an area of need. He owned Southeastern Findings, Inc. where he worked for over 30 years. He had 2 children with his ex-wife, Rana Simonson Calvert, Elizabeth (Libby) and Michael (Sully). He enjoyed spending time outdoors and taking weekend trips to the mountains with his 3 dogs, Ferris, Maggie, and Reagan. His favorite activity was spending time with his kids, Libby and Sully, and he often traveled across the southeast to attend SEC football games with them.

He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Callaway of Arlington, Virginia and Sully Callaway of The Woodlands, Texas; his parents, Mayson and Catherine Callaway of Atlanta, Georgia; his brother and sister-in law, Gus and Lisa Callaway of Decatur, Georgia; his sister and brother in-law, Lou Callaway and Bill Cutts of Atlanta, Georgia; his nephew and niece in-law, Mayson and Erin Callaway of Atlanta, Georgia; and his nieces, Chrissy Callaway of Memphis, Tennessee and Coco and Katie Cutts of Atlanta, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mayson and Marguerite Callaway and his maternal grandparents, Horace and Mildred Lewis.

A memorial in honor of Gene’s life will take place on Saturday, July 17 at 1:00 PM at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the Atlanta Humane Society.

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