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Dr. Bruce D. Callander

July 1, 1949 - May 10, 2022

Burial Date May 15, 2022

Funeral Home Thomas Poteet & Sons Funeral Home

Church Christway Christian Church

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Bruce Callander, 72, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 with his wife by his side. Bruce was a loving husband to Shelley Callander. Bruce was born in Alaska and, as an Airforce “brat”, traveled extensively. He graduated from the University of Alabama “Roll Tide”, with a Doctorate in Education. He was the Regional Hospital Administrator of Gracewood State School & Hospital. Bruce also served as the Forensic Director at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Ga. Bruce was a devoted member of Christway Christian Church and served at the food pantry. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Bartram Trail Golf Club and the Forest Hills Golf Association. Family members in addition to his wife include his son: Tim Callander (Amanda); grandchildren: Bryant and Kailey Callander; brother: Tommy Callander (Rhonda); sister: Margaret Hergenroeder (Rebecca); several nephews and one niece. Bruce was predeceased by his father: Thomas J. Callander; mother: Frances “Boots” Bryant; brother: Robert “Bobby” Callander. The memorial service will be held Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Christway Christian Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, Bruce asks for donations to Christway Christian Church, 4004 Prescott Drive, Augusta, Ga 30907. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at