James McCall

Obituary of James Michael McCall

Jim McCall left this earth on Friday, June 5, 2020. Jim is survived by his wife, Corinne Cox of Wedowee, AL; his sister, Miriam Dulin of Chicago, IL; his children Michael McCall (Margaret) of Portland, OR; Maureen Lathrop (Tony) and grandchildren Alex and Emily, of Douglasville, GA; Meghan Fail (Bobby) and grandchildren Brody and Zachary, of Villa Rica, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Margaret McCall, his sister, Celine Loher, and his brother, Vincent McCall, all of Philadelphia, PA. Born to Vincent & Margret McCall on 11/3/1941 in Philadelphia, PA, Jim graduated high school in 1960 from Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. During the Vietnam War, Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Washington, D.C at the Pentagon. Jim moved from Philadelphia, PA to Atlanta, GA in 1978 where he worked in the graphic arts industry. Jim’s career path led him to San Francisco where he worked his way up to general manager of the San Francisco plant of an international graghic arts business.. Upon retiring, he moved in 2006 closer to his children and grandchildren settling for a peaceful lake life in Wedowee, Alabama. An avid outdoorsmen, Jim spent most of his time enjoying nature. scuba diving, exercising, cooking and bee keeping were just a few of Jim’s many hobbies. A veteran of numerous Peachtree Road races and triathlons, Jim taught Pilates and spin classes in Anniston, Roanoke and Wedowee, AL over the past 14 years. Jim is remembered as a story teller, an animal lover, wine lover, grill master & chef, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Known as “Pop Pop” to his grandchildren, Jim is described as one the most interesting people that many have ever met. Jim was a happy and fun story teller. He loved to laugh and loved good food and wine. His knowledge of the ocean, nature, cooking, wine, construction, exercise, hunting, fishing, sports and animals made Jim a treasure of information to his friends and family. Jim had a gift of telling crazy stories, life experiences and sharing his general knowledge of the world we live in. Sipping wine by the grill or camp fire, Jim always kept us entertained. Jim’s family is honored to ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be sent to the YMCA of Calhoun County, P.O. Box 1649, Anniston, AL 36202. The funds will be used to provide memberships for families and individuals. Funds are also used in mentoring young children and sending them to summer camps. More information can be obtained at www.ymcacalhoun.org Jim will be missed by so many people. His family, his friends, and his fitness class students. We know you are manning the grill and sipping chardonnay in Heaven.