Official Obituary of

Ottis "Boo" Calloway

April 26, 1975 ~ February 2, 2023 (age 47) 47 Years Old

Ottis "Boo" Calloway Obituary

A Time to Be Born...

Ottis Eudell “Coach Boo” Calloway was born April 26, 1975, to Roseann and Marvin Calloway, Sr. Ottis, affectionally known as “Coach Boo,” was the next to last, being the eighth child of nine siblings.

A Time to Live...

Coach Boo was a true fighter and had been fighting sickle cell disease since he was eight months old. He did not allow the disease to hinder him from living a full life. Ottis met and married the love of his lifeof 21 years, Katie Calloway. He  was a loving and awesome husband, a great father, and a wonderful papa.  Coach Boo was a defensive coach for the Southside Seminoles 110 weight class for fifteen years. During his tenure in the position, his love and passion touched many young people’s lives. He showed the youth that no matter the situation, if you put your mind and heart in something, you can prevail.  Once he stopped coaching, he went on to work at Sam’s Club. Some of his favorite pastimes were cooking, watching sports, and most of all, spending time with family, friends, and seeing his grandchildren grow.  Coach Boo in the last year of his life decided to take his family and relocate to Georgia. Even with him living in another state, he was still a diehard Buckeyes fan.

A Time to Love...

Greeting Coach Boo at Heaven’s gates are his father, Marvin Calloway, Sr.; brother, Marvin Calloway, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Julia and Jake Mitchell; paternal grandparents, Eldridge Calloway and Irene Coleman; uncles, Ernest (Pig) Calloway and Johnny (Pete) Calloway; aunt, Karen Mitchell; niece, Demetria Miller; and nephew, Demetre Miller.

Ottis leaves to cherish his memories: his beautiful beloved wife,Katie Calloway; mother, Roseann Calloway; daughters, Otaishia and KeTeanna; sons, Oterrion, Ottis Jr., Rasad, KeAuntay, and Cordell; sisters, Marla Calloway, Toni (Stacey) Armour, Myra Calloway, and Nikki (Demetrius) Miller; brothers, Nathan (Saquana) Calloway, Eldridge Calloway, and Mark (Carolyn) Calloway; in-laws, Debra, Antoino, Cremon, and Creshaun; four loving grandchildren, Adrian, Kiyronn, Aaliya, and Aasiya; goddaughter, Latiean Latham; childhood best friend, James Davis, Sr.; best friend, Demtrius Loveless; special friends, Chad Soroka and Antwan (Loc); and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Time to Depart...

Ottis “Coach Boo” Calloway flew softly in the arms of God on February 2, 2023, where “he made it home and could finally rest.”  “Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15

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February 16, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt. Vernon A.M.E. Church
1127 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203

Celebration of Life
February 16, 2023

12:00 PM
Mt. Vernon A.M.E. Church
1127 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203

Interment following funeral service
February 16, 2023

Eastlawn Cemetery
1340 Woodland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219


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