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V. Callaway

August 8, 1925 — January 14, 2019

Virgil Jr (VJ) Callaway went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on January 14, 2019. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Jackie Leon Callaway, Bonnie Callaway, his brothers Jack, Ralph & Don Callaway, and his sister and brother-in-law Roy & Betty Callaway.

He was survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Troy & Patty Robinson and Steve & Donna Cox, all of Hobbs; his grandchildren, Kevin Robinson of Hobbs, Kim Davis of Fort Worth, Texas, Zakary Burton of Hobbs, and Zan Reeder of Hobbs and their spouses; 8 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law Betty Callaway of California, Manuel & Louisa Munoz & their children and grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

VJ was also survived by his companion, Geri Shipler, her two sons, Terry and Jamey Shipler and two daughters, Martha Kay Jones and Brenda Flinn, and their spouses and children and grandchildren.

VJ Callaway was born August 8, 1925 in Walters, Oklahoma. He served in the US Army as a combat infantryman from August, 1944 to December, 1945. He started his young life as a farmer in Duncan, Oklahoma where he also built his first home, which sparked the beginning of many years in construction. He started his construction company, Callaway Construction, in 1959 after moving to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1957 and opened his first lumber yard in 1963, where it quickly became known that his word was GOLD and his handshake was ALL a person needed.

He started Callaway Farms in 1971 and was voted New Mexico's outstanding breeder many times throughout his life. He is known for bringing three of the most prominent studs to ever hit the state of New Mexico. He was also a valued member of NMHBA.

There is no way to measure the impact VJ Callaway has had on the state of New Mexico, as well as the city of Hobbs. His legacy will always be remembered and honored greatly.


Chapel of Hope
3321 N. Dal Paso
Hobbs, NM  88240
Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:00 am - 7:00 pm


Funeral Service

Chapel of Hope
3321 N. Dal Paso St.
Hobbs, NM  88240
Friday, January 18, 2019
10:00 am


Prairie Haven Memorial Park
2201 E. Stanolind
Hobbs, NM  88240
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