NEWELL - James R. Call Sr., 58, of East Liverpool, formerly of Newell, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, surrounded by family and friends, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1955, and raised in Chester. After graduating from Oak Glen High School, he then served in the military in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He was employed at Hall China as a caster, retiring after 18 years, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Since that time, he's been enjoying life with his wife of 34 years, and their family. He was a great husband, a super dad, and was considered one of the greatest guys by all who knew him.
Jim also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he loved to play his guitar and sing. He was an avid all-around sports enthusiast and was a lifetime fan of the Steelers and the Pirates. He was a member of the House of Prayer in East Liverpool.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Corben B. Call Jr. and Alice Jane (Mack) Call.
He is survived at home by his wife, Suzanne (McKay) Call; a son, James R. Call Jr., and his wife, Nicole, of Newell, along with four grandchildren, Kristopher, Jacob, Ciara and Dylan. Jim also leaves behind five brothers, two sisters, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit Friday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Pastor Mary Lou Hull of the House of Prayer will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will provide full military honors.
Burial will take place at New Cumberland Cemetery.
Following the service, family and friends will gather at the House of Prayer for fellowship.
View Jim's memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com
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