Callahan, Christopher Lee (Cleveland)

Dedicated Officer Who Loved Coaching Softball, Spending Time With Family

  • Monday, March 4, 2024
Christopher Callahan
Christopher Callahan

Christopher Lee Callahan, 41, of Cleveland, departed this life peacefully on March 2, 2024.

He was born on November 4, 1982, in Cleveland, Tn., to Betty Callahan and the late Ricky Callahan.

Throughout life, Chris loved coaching girls’ softball, spending time with his family, rooting for the Vols, traveling, and working on cars. He was a dedicated and devoted law enforcement officer with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to his father, Ricky Callahan, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Willie Mason, and Lorene Carroll; paternal grandfather, Willie Callahan; father-in-law, Chris “Tater” Adams.

Left to cherish the many memories include his beloved wife of 24 years, Christina Brooke Callahan; loving daughter, Kaylee Callahan; mother, Betty Callahan; sisters, Candi (Robert) Callahan Jauregui, and Tara Callahan; grandparents, Shirley Callahan, Rocky (Lori) Cagle, Kathy (Bobby) Kendricks; mother-in-law, Beth Adams; sisters-in-law, Kayla (Hunter) Stewart, and Myla and Zoey Adams; brothers-in-law, Brayden Adams, Joey Adams, and Bradley Adams; nephews, Robert Jr, Alex, Nick Jauregui, Hunter Blackwell, and Blake Blackwell; nieces, Tori Cagle, Kalea Hardy, and Mackynzie Blackwell; fur babies, Buddy, Bailey, and Daisy Mae. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends also survive.

A Remembrance of Life service will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at First Baptist Church of Benton, with Pastor Guinn Green, Sheriff Steve Lawson, and Holly Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Benton Memorial Gardens, with honors provided by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. Robert Jr Jauregui, Alex Jauregui, Nick Jauregui, Hunter Blackwell, Derek Green, Robert Jauregui, and Blake Blackwell will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his family of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Family and friends will gather from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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