James Lee Callen

November 25, 1952 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 68)

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James Lee  "Chop" Callen, 68,  passed away at his home on December 16, 2020.  He was a native of Birmingham, AL and a resident of Wagarville, AL, since age 12.  "Chop" graduated from Leroy High School in 1971.  He was self employed as a mechanic.  James was known in the community to help many folks in many ways, especially when it came to working on their vehicles.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his many life-long friends that he loved dearly.  James also loved building model cars with his grandchildren and teaching them mechanic skills.  


Lovingly Remembered By:

Step - Son

Will (Stephanie) Howard

Step - Daughter

Samantha (James) Perry


Richard R Callen III. and William "Bill" Porter Callen


Tyler Perry and Madison Grace Perry

Anthony Howard, Andi Howard, and Wyatt Howard

Many Nieces and Nephews and Friends


Preceded in Death by:

Wife of 14 Years

Earline Young Callen


Father ~ Richard Raymond Callen, Jr. and Kathryn Virginia Kilgore


Virginia C. Strickland

Niece ~ Kelly Callen

Graveside Service will be Saturday December 19, 2020 at Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Wagarville, AL. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 ~ 2:00 PM, with the Funeral Service following at 2:00 PM.

Bro. Bob Young will be officiating with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.


Johnny Atchison, Waylon Powell, Mike Dickey, Tony Powell, Matthew Young, Gene Taylor, Alan Keith

Honorary Pallbearer:  Gene Lovick 
































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December 19, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery
Highway 43
Wagarville, AL 36585

Funeral Service
December 19, 2020

2:00 PM
Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery
Highway 43
Wagarville, AL 36585

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