PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (WTVM) - Howard Hollis "Bo" Callaway, Sr., died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Columbus, Ga. Callaway, age 86, was Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation™ (ICCF) in Pine Mountain. He was the son of the late Cason and Virginia Callaway, co-founders of Callaway Gardens.
"While he may be gone in body, as a founder of Callaway Gardens with my grandparents, his spirit will live on in his love of and vision for Callaway Gardens," said Edward Callaway, son. "Both our family and the Gardens family will miss him deeply."
Callaway was born April 2, 1927, in LaGrange, Ga. He graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. From 1944 to 194a5, he attended Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta leaving there to become a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point earning letters in boxing, tennis, and squash. He graduated in 1949 with a degree in Military Engineering.