Boonville, IN – Clarence “Bear” “Teddy Bear” McCallister, Jr., 75, of Boonville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at his home due to complications with cancer. He was born on February 24, 1946 in Warrick County, Indiana to the late Billie (Pringles) and Clarence McCallister, Sr. He worked many years coal mining and working at Engelbrecht’s Orchard in Newburgh.
Clarence is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mona (Kelley) of Boonville, IN; children, Vernon McCallister, Greg McCallister, Carol (Rodney) Fark of Boonville, IN; Carrie (Marion Lee) Geary of Tennyson, IN; and Laura Craig of Huntingburg, IN. He is also survived by a brother, Larry (JoAnn) McCallister of Chandler, IN; sister, Susan (Al) Kiegel of Tennyson, IN; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A cremation will be taking place with a memorial service for Clarence at Faith General Baptist Church located at 418 E. Poplar Street, Boonville, IN on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. followed by a brief service by John Fark.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Joe Engelbrecht says
My heart hangs a little heavy today seeing this…I was around Clarence quite a bit growing up. He was a loyal man and friend to a kid he needed not to be. Helped teach me things from how to drive a tractor to making apple cider. It’s been several years since I last saw Clarence and I wish I didn’t lose touch. My heart and prayers go out to all his family.
Bill and Debbie Engelbrecht says
Bill and I, as the rest of the family, certainly send our deep condolences.
Clarence was a great man and will be missed.