Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Joe Nelson Calloway

Joe Nelson Calloway, 80, of Albemarle passed away Saturday,December 8, 2018 in Albemarle.  His funeral service will be 2PM Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Albemarle with Rev. Ben Sloan, Pastor Phillip Martin, and Rev. Dan Gaddy officiating.  Burial will follow in Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Born July 10, 1938 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late Nelson Bryant Calloway and Eva Mae Holt Calloway.  He was the owner of Calloway and Associates Insurance Agency.  After his retirement he was the Safety Director with JT Russell and Sons.   He was also very active working with his scrap metal business.

Mr. Calloway is survived by his wife Susan Roberta Kepley Calloway of the home, one son; Joey Calloway (Teresa) of New London, NC,  step son Michael Carrickhoff (Rachel) of Kannapolis, NC, two  daughters; Tammy C.Tucker (Kenneth) of Albemarle, NC and Amy C. Yow (David) of Stanfield, NC,  step daughter Michele Timberlake (Lee) of Oakboro, NC, two brothers; Jim Calloway (Rhoda) of Salisbury, NC,  Red Calloway of Albemarle, NC,  sister-in-law Kat Calloway of Albemarle, NC,grandchildren; Chris Tucker, Melren Cauble, Kristen Martin, Dustin Calloway, Matthew Calloway, Taylor Heely, Austyn Yow, Bailey Yow, Anslee Yow, Callee Yow,Talen Hinesley, Tendel Timberlake, Maya and Evan Carrickhoff, and 12 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by two brothers; Bud Calloway and Bob Calloway.

Memorials can be made to Bethany United Methodist Church 2411 US-52, Albemarle, NC 28001, or the Butterfly House Children’s Advocacy Center P.O. Box 1489 Albemarle, NC. 28002.


  • Holly Efird Posted December 8, 2018 2:43 pm

    So very sorry to hear the passing of Joe. He will be missed until we meet again.

  • Andrea Posted December 8, 2018 3:44 pm

    Prayer for the family. Joe was such a great man and a joy to be around. My staff and I send our warmest condolences. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  • Carla Sechrest Berlin Posted December 8, 2018 6:49 pm

    Thinking of you and your family during this very sad time. I’m sorry that I never met Joe, but I’ve known you, Susan, for so many years and I’m sure that Joe was an amazing man if you chose him. Many prayers to all and know that my prayers are with you.
    Much Love,

  • Deborah Gray Posted December 8, 2018 6:56 pm

    Oh Susan I’m so sorry. We all know that Joe is now in a much better place,, free of this horrible state. Love to you and your family..❤️❤️

  • Georgia M Inskeep Posted December 8, 2018 7:34 pm

    Joe was the nicest man. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for his family.

  • Raymond and Irene Freeman Posted December 8, 2018 9:06 pm

    To the Calloway family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we can’t be with you at this time, he is free of the cruel disease and now walking the streets of gold with Jesus.

  • Jill Leonard Posted December 8, 2018 11:03 pm

    Susan, you are in my prayers!!!

  • Joanne Hesley Posted December 9, 2018 9:59 am

    Prayers to the whole family. Thinking about you, Susan, in this tough time. What an impressionable man Joe was. I know my father thought a lot of him.

  • Johnnie R Faulkner Posted December 9, 2018 12:58 pm

    Prayers for the family!

  • Debra Morgan Posted December 10, 2018 1:07 am

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. He will be remembered by me, as one of the nicest men I have ever met in my life. Death is very hard to accept, but I am glad he is free from his health issues. I am wishing prayers for peace and comfort to each and everyone in Joe’s family.

  • Cindy B. Almond Posted December 10, 2018 8:26 am

    Susan, Amy, David, and families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed speaking to Joe at Stanly Manor. I know you are hurting and please know many are praying for you. I pray our Lord gives you strength for each day. You were so good to him and I know you are comforted to know he is healed and happy walking those streets of gold. I will be praying for you all..
    God Bless you!

  • Ms Allison Posted December 10, 2018 10:48 am

    Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

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  • Sandra Austin Posted December 11, 2018 6:44 pm

    Susan, I’m so sorry to have heard of your dear husbands passing! Find peace in knowing his mind is completely healed and will welcome you with open arms.(long time away) some day! I will be praying for you in those hard days ahead that GOD will give you peace!

  • Jill & Monte Williams Posted December 17, 2018 3:09 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. May you find peace in the love and memories that you shared.

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