Danny Alger Callahan, age 72 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday morning May 20, 2020 at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Salem.
Born August 17, 1947 in Welch, West Virginia he was the son of the late Louis Miller Callahan & Virginia Dare Webb Callahan.
Known affectionately by many as Dan “The Man” Callahan, he was in his 50th year of newspaper work – the last several with The Patriot.
For years he wrote a popular weekly column called “The Locker Room,” which touched on high school, college and pro sports – as well as a variety of other topics. He also covered Cougar football and basketball for The Patriot. Dan was also known as “The Voice of the Cougars,” for his years of work on WPSK radio as the play-by-play man for their Cougar football broadcasts.
Dan, probably the authority on Pulaski County Cougar football, covered the Cougars since the high school opened in 1974 for The Southwest Times, WPSK and The Patriot. Prior to that he covered the Dublin Dukes beginning in 1970 for the Radford News Journal.
Dan worked for the Pulaski Recreation Department for many years coaching football, basketball and baseball. He was president and a founding member of the Pulaski County Touchdown Club.
He is survived by his
Brenda Joyce Callahan – Pulaski
Daniel Shane & wife, Vanessa Callahan – Stafford, VA
Jason Christopher Callahan – Englewood, CO
Layla Grace Callahan
(Coming in July) Emily Louise Callahan
Tony (Brenda) Callahan – Rural Retreat
Steven (Zelda) Callahan – Wilmington, NC
Timothy Callahan – Fredericksburg, VA
Judy Epperly – Montgomery County
Numerous nieces and nephews
Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Monday, May 25, 2020 at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.
Flowers are appreciated and please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com to leave your online condolences.
Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Callahan Family.