Michael Brooks Calliham
January 31, 1945 ~ June 18, 2021
Hobbs, New Mexico
Resided in: College Station, Texas
Michael (Mike) Brooks Calliham, Sr. of College Station, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2021, surrounded by friends and family.
Mike was born in Hobbs, NM on January 31, 1945 to Frances Brooks and Melvin Ray Calliham. He attended elementary and Jr. High School in Canyon, Texas and then moved to College Station in to finish school at A&M Consolidated in 1963. He served as Senior Class President and was a five sport letterman in Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Golf.
Mike married Peggy Ames in November 1964 and they had sons, Michael Brooks Calliham, Jr, and Sean Patrick Calliham who were the pride and joy of his life.
Mike attended and graduated from The University of Texas in Austin in 1967 and went on to get a law degree from Baylor University in Waco 1972. He then returned to College Station to practice law. In addition to his law practice he was elected Justice of the Peace and served in that role for 14 years. After than Mike began teaching government at Blinn College and immensely enjoyed and was enjoyed by his students and classes. He also served during this same period as Associate Judge for the City of College Station Municipal Court.
Mike had a sense of humor that kept friends and family laughing his entire lifetime. It was a character trait he passed along to his sons with delight. He loved softball and played into his 50’s with local teams. He also officiated high school football for many years.
Mike is survived by his two sons, Mike Calliham, Jr. and wife Joella, Sean Calliham and wife Lisa, the mother of his sons, Peggy Calliham, his sisters and brothers-in-laws , Pat and Bill Martin and Janet and Richard Runkles and grandchildren Ashley Calliham, Aaron Calliham, Haley Calliham, Makenna Calliham, and Joseph and Joshua South. He also had many nieces and nephews and close friends that he loved like brothers.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother and father.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date still to be determined.
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Mike was one of a kind…he will be missed by a large family, hundreds of classmates, and thousands, probably, of students at Blinn.
I was so sorry to see that Mike had passed. I remember him well from A&M Consolidated High School. My condolences and prayers for his family are sincerely sent. Cheri Holland Bridges
I’m so sorry to read about Mike’s passing. It was a pleasure knowing him and working for him for many years. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Calliham family. God Bless You.
So sorry for your loss. Mike was a true asset to our community, touching so many lives. My sincere condolences.
Many good memories from days in CS with Mike. One of a kind, and a great man!
I took several of his classes. He was a nice man. My condolences to the family.
Former Student and employee at O’Connor and Associates. Bless him
I would like to send my condolences to the Calliham family. My mother worked as a secretary for Mr. Mike when I was a young girl. Throughout the years when he’d see me in passing, he always had loving and encouraging words for me. Those words of encouragement helped mold me into the woman I am today. Thank you Mr. Mike. He was truly a blessing. He will always be loved and never forgotten.
Professor Calliham will be greatly missed! He was one of my favorite professors at Blinn! His personality always shined through in his class and I’ll never forget everything he taught me. My condolences to the family.
To the Calliham Family:
I wanted to let you know that Mr. Calliham is the reason I became an attorney. When I met Mr. Calliham, I was at a point in my life that I was trying to decide where I wanted to go in life. I was a student in his Texas Politics class at Blinn and his exuberance for all things legal made me fall in love with the law. I have told this story many times when people ask why I became a lawyer. He will always hold a very special place in my heart and I will make sure his love of the law lives on. My sincere condolences for your loss.
Condolences to the family for your loss. Memories of Mike, as a smiling, joking, and honest down to earth individual will make us recall what a wonderful man he was to all of us. I am proud to have known him both as a friend and a former public servant and it was a pleasure working with him through the years. He will be missed by all that knew him. The country needs more folks like him.