2LT Evan Robert Callahan, U.S. Army, 23, died Monday May 15, 2017 while on active duty at Fort Benning, GA.

Lt. Callahan was born in Boynton Beach, FL a son of Kevin Flanagan and Jacqueline Jones Callahan of Pickens. He was a 2012 graduate of Easley High School where he participated in ROTC and he was a member of the Cross Country Team. Lt. Callahan was a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received a BA in English and Philosophy in May 2016. He was a member of the ROTC and National Guard. Evan loved writing, art and nature and aspired to teach English after his military service.

Survivors include his parents Kevin and Jacqui Callahan of Pickens, sisters Kate Elizabeth Callahan and Kelli Lauren Callahan also of Pickens. Grandparents include Walter John Callahan and Caroline Andryszczyk Callahan of Boynton Beach, FL, Robert Jones and Rita Pappas Jones of Pickens, Michael E. Fonzo Schlesinger , Gwendolyn Reichbach of Charlotte, NC, and Delores A. Eberhard-Fonzo of Reading, PA.

The family will receive friends at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens on Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 1 to 2:45 PM. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 3 PM with The Reverend Don McQueen officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow in the Veteran’s Garden of Hillcrest Memorial Park.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting www.DillardFunerals.com.

Memorials may be made to Easley High School ROTC or the cross country program, 154 Green Wave Boulevard, Easley, SC 29642.

Posted in: Dillard Funeral Home

Posted on: 2017-05-22

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