Wesley Monroe Callaway, Jr.
- March 24, 1934 - July 31, 2012
- Austin, Texas
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“Wesley, sorry to hear about your father, I wanted to know your in my thoughts...RM
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ralph Mcallister - Dallas, TX
“Wes M. Callaway, Jr.
Any one that wishes to know
What a TRUE Gentleman is?
2 of 15 | Posted by: Patrick W S Colby - Austin, TX
“Ann, I know the journey is difficult but I also know God is faithful to fill all our needs and Bill and I pray for you and your family during this...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Pattie Walker - Austin, TX
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wes and my father, Philip B. Lucas were lifelong friends and I'm sure those two guys are already re...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Bland and Carol Lucas - Austin, TX
“Wesley and All Of The Callaway Family
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. Wes was a good man, and I know he will be...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: John Winbery - Fairfax, VA
“I was so sorry to hear that Wes had passed away. Ann you and all your family have been and will continue to be in my prayers. The Funchess,...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Wanda Funchess - Beaumont, TX
“Our thoughts are with you and your family. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the memorial services for Mr. Callaway, but I will certainly be...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Ballinger - Austin, TX
“For the brief hour or so I had the pleasure of meeting Wes in my office a few years ago, I believe I experienced the essence of who he was. Thinking...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Stanley Ermeav - Belize City
“Mrs. Callaway,Charles, Pat, Hayden, and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I was sad when I heard of Wes' passing. ...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: John H. Fears - Beaumont, TX
“Ann, Charles, Patrick, Hayden and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Callaway. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Alisa Morton - Beaumont, TX
“Ann, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
11 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara & James Broussard - TX
“Our thoughts and prayers for Wes, His family and loved ones.
12 of 15 | Posted by: John Bryant - Beaumont, TX
“I will miss Wes dearly.
13 of 15 | Posted by: Grant Burrous - Austin, TX
“We will miss Wesley. He was part of our Clarebridge Family. Thank you for sharing him with us. We will miss his smile, laugh and conversations. ...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Hart - Lakeway, TX
“Uncle Wes, I wish I had spent more time with you... I will see you again soon & hope you are darting around the cosmos with a heck of a view. I love...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Callaway - Austin, TX - Niece
Wesley Monroe Callaway, Jr. of Austin Texas passed away on July 31, 2012. He was born on March 24, 1934 in Taylor Texas to Wesley M. Callaway, Sr and Eunice Louree Callaway.
Upon moving to Beaumont Texas in 1942 with his family, he attended Beaumont schools, graduating from Beaumont High in 1952, going on to study business in college. He graduated with honors in 1956 from the University of Texas, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. While at the University of Texas he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and later became a charter member, remaining active in alumni functions for many years. After graduation he entered the Army serving at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. Wes later returned to Beaumont, Texas to work in the family businesses, South Coast Mortgage, Gulf Coast Insurance and later became a partner in each company. Wes, with his father, formed Apartment Management Inc. and was involved in developing many successful apartment and other commercial real estate ventures in the Golden Triangle area and in Louisiana. He obtained his Certified Property Managers designation in 1975 from the Institute of Real Estate Management. He served on the board of directors for American National Bank for many years. Wes moved to Austin in 1995 with his wife Ann, after becoming involved with Bradley F. Schlosser in the 6th and Lamar – Whole Foods Headquarters and multiple retail and office developments in the 5th and Lamar area.
An avid sportsman, Wes enjoyed fishing for redfish and speckled trout in the Gulf of Mexico. He also enjoyed countless world travels having visited every continent except Antarctica. In recent years Wes developed a special affinity for the nation of Belize, Central America. Having experienced many pleasant adventures there, he decided he wanted the nation of Belize to become his second home.
Wes is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ann, his son Wesley M. Callaway, III, daughter Julia Callaway Gwin, brother Kenneth G. Callaway, Ann's children, Leigh Forbes, Charles Colby, Patrick Colby, Hayden Colby, and sixteen grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis Chapel, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway.
Honorary pallbearers will be, C.C. Crutchfield, Sheldon Greenberg, The Honorable Thad Heartfield, Sam Malley, J.T. Leone, F.H. Seewald, Jr., and Jim Austin, all of Beaumont, Bradley F. Schlosser, Guy Burrous, and William vonVoss of Austin.
Memorial contributions can be made to Calder Baptist Church, 1005 North 11th St., Beaumont, TX 77702, The Wes and Louree Callaway Baptist Student Union Building at Lamar University, P.O. Box 10068, Beaumont, TX 77710 or to a charity of your choice.