Mr. Darius McCallum, the son of the late Arthur and Nellie McLeod McCallum was born February 12, 1934 in Hasty, North Carolina. He entered eternal rest on January 23, 2020 at Southeastern Health Hospice House in Lumberton, North Carolina. At the age of twelve upon the death of his mother, he moved to Lumberton, North Carolina to live with his eldest sister, the late Retha Mae Fletcher where he resided until he married the late Jennette Leggett McCallum. He was the youngest of twelve siblings all of whom preceded him in death. He was educated in the public schools of Scotland and Robeson County. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his time in the Army he found employment at First Union National Bank and retired from the Lumberton Municipal Airport. “Short Row” ad he was affectionately called by his friends was a baseball and football fan. He also was fond of Westerns and all types of music. He was also known for his smile. His smile was like a 1000 watt light bulb. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving daughter, Delores Holmes of Riverdale, GA; an adopted daughter, Mary Mitchell of Lumberton, NC two special nieces, Retha Fletcher and Claudette McCallum Winningham both of Lumberton, NC three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great great-great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up For me a crown of righteous judge, shall give at that day. And not to me only, but unto all them that love His appearing. II Timothy 4: 6-8
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