RANBURY — James C. Callihan, 73, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Granbury.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3 p.m.. at Lost Creek Cemetery in May. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

James was born May 30, 1942, in Gracemont, Okla., to John Thomas Callihan and Dolly Beulah Morgan Callihan. He married Dova Katherine Grimm, Nov. 25, 1959, in Kermit. He was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

James worked as a meat cutter for Safeway for more than 25 years and was called the "brisket man." He was an avid hunter and woodsman and loved to RV. He had served as Deacon in the First Baptist Church in Roswell, N.M. The most important thing in James's life was his relationship with the Lord and being a devoted husband, father, papa and Pow Pow.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald Earl Callihan.

Survivors include wife, Dova Callihan; sons, James Dean Callihan and wife Lisa, Kenneth Charles Callihan and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Randi Lynn Williams and husband, Blake, Amber Renee Callihan, Bethanie Mae Reynolds, Eric Joseph Overby and wife Mary, James Craig Callihan and wife Kristen; great grandchildren, Livia, Audrey, Aurora, Michael James, Caleb, Kennedy Marie, Franklin; brother, John Thomas Callihan and wife Michelle; sisters, Peggy Noakes and husband Earl, Wanda Jones and husband Wayne, Dee Ray and husband Bill; and sister-in-law, Gerda Callihan.