Marion Boyd Calley

Marion Boyd Calley, 73, of Clarksville, passed away November 11, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sisters, Joyce Oswald of Little Rock and Pansy Jones of Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Eunice Calley.  A graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M.,  Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Center Point Cemetery near Hazen.

5 thoughts on “Marion Boyd Calley”

  1. Billy and Gail Booth

    The death of Marion Boyd Calley brings back precious memories of when we were kids growing up as country boys getting into mischief on more than one occasion. Life was simple back then. We could have fun without drugs or violence because neither was prevalent. Marion had a rare talent for singing. Even when he was a 7th grader, the older kids at school would beg Marion to sing like Elvis, and he could, and he did. Once he and I got into a wrestling match before school started right in front of the Superintendent’s office on the bottom floor of the old two story school building. Supt. A. H. McDonald was not impressed with our hollering and screaming, so his belt gave us something to really holler and scream about. As silly boys our idols were the 3 stooges which we imitated too often in the classroom, much to the dismay of our teachers who saw little humor in or need for our antics. But as time marched on, we grew up, went our separate ways, lived the working lives of ordinary American citizens, became old and became acquainted with the aches and pains and problems of senior citizens. But I can still recall that special tarzan yell from that young boy who lived across Barnes Creek from me. Life is short, too short it seems. But I will forever cherish the precious memories of growing up with boys like Marion Calley. We knew how to chop cotton and pick cotton, hoe corn, make hay, feed livestock, possum hunt at night, and go to church on Sunday. Our lives may have been simple, but I thank God I was raised a country boy, just like Marion and our other neighbors were. Our sympathy and prayers are extended to Marion’s family.

  2. Denise Calley- Noon

    Dear Polly & Theresa,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of uncle Marion. I’m in Texas and was thinking I’d drive up there, but I’ve got to work Friday and Saturday.
    Love, Denise

  3. Sheila Weems Scott

    Sorry for all the family lost . Thank you Billy you said it all . The last time i saw Marion was about 2 years ago But we had a lot of fun reminiscing. He was a great person and well be truly missed by all friends and family . Sorry from James and Sheila Scott .

  4. I would like to take a moment to thank Westbrook funeral home, the paster who preached the funeral, and everyone who supported my mother during this time.
    She and my dad Marion Calley, had a special kind of love, now he is back at his home town, may he finally rest in peace. Each of you have shared memories, stories and laughs.. but most importantly you share time with each other! Under certain circumstances, I was not at the funeral..but love reading the stories you each shared… May God bless each of you and know you are appreciated for the support and love you have shown my mother.
    God bless you all
    Sincerely Teresa Pitts

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