William K McCall

1924 - 2012

William K. McCall, 87, of Columbia, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012. W. K. was born on November 1, 1924, in Callaway County, the only son of Beulah Ann (McKinney) and Rolla Kirk McCall. He spent his early years in Callaway County attending school and graduating from Fulton High School. W. K. served in the United States Navy and reported directly to Great Lakes Training Center, followed by the Newport, R.I. Naval Center. He served on the U. S. S. Constellation and later was transferred to Cape Cod, Mass. to the South Wellfleet Naval Station where he completed his military service and returned home. While in Newport, R.I., he married Patsy Williamson on November 8, 1944. The couple shared 67 years together in marriage. W. K. attended Westminster College in Fulton, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1950. While in college, he was a charter member of an honorary athletic club, the Westminster Club. He was also a member of the Westminster Honorary Hereditary Marshalls, the third generation of McCalls to attend the school. W. K. was involved in the Kiwanis Club and served on the South Callaway RII Board of Education during the 1960s. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia. He retired as a broker from his real estate business in 1988. Mr. McCall was an avid reader, enjoyed golfing, as well as playing pool and poker. He loved his children, wife, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. He was known for his quiet manner and kindness to all he met. His wise advices to his children and grandchildren were always gratefully received. He is survived by: his wife, Pasty, of Columbia; children: Deborah McCall and Donna Atkinson (Sam), both of Columbia, Robert McCall (Patty) of Shawnee, Kan., and Dyann McCall of Columbia; grandchildren: John (Kelly), Michael (Amy), Jill (Scott), Matthew and Meghan; great-grandchildren: Ellie, Blake, Carter, Joslyn, Bella, Madelyn, and Mariyah. Mr. McCall requested cremation service, and there will be a private family memorial at Reform Cemetery in Reform, on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to the Central Missouri Food Bank. Online condolences may be left at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com