The Callis Family with State Representative Brad Pollitt

Left to right: Cliff Callis, Ascher Callis, Representative Brad Pollitt, Jim Callis, Mark Callis, Charlyn Callis

Jim Callis, Callis CFO, was recently recognized as a treasured resident of Sedalia with a State Resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives, presented by Representative Brad Pollitt of the 52nd district. Jim was commended for a lifetime of service to business, charity and the community. Jim has diverse experience working for the State of Missouri and managing multiple businesses. Over a long and successful career, he continues to be involved in the community through personal and professional endeavors. Callis is proud to have Jim on our team and we congratulate him on this prestigious and well-deserved recognition.

You can read the full resolution below:

Whereas, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives proudly pause to recognize Jim Callis, a treasured resident of Sedalia, Missouri, who is to be commended for a lifetime of service to business, to charity, and to others; and

Whereas, the fifth of seven generations of the Callis family to live in Pettis County, Jim Callis was born at Bothwell Hospital in 1934 and attended Bothwell School for two years before moving to Jefferson City, and later attended Westminster College and Central College in Fayette; and

Whereas, Jim Callis began his career as a banker in 1955, working in Missouri and Florida for many years before returning to Sedalia in 1962, where he owned C.W. Flower for many years until retiring in 1988; and

Whereas, Jim Callis became the Director of Motor Vehicles with the Missouri Department of Revenue in 1989, and spent two years in that position before serving as the Director of Taxation and Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, a position he held for six years before returning to Sedalia in 1999 where he ran the license bureau until 2002; and

Whereas, following the death of his only daughter from myocardial infarction in 2002, Jim Callis became involved in the inception of a fund that has since raised more than $150,000 for heart education in Pettis and Benton counties; and

Whereas, no eighty-six years young, Jim Callis remains active in his sons’ businesses, Bichsel Jewelry and Callis Integrated Marketing, and attends Broadway Presbyterian Church; and

Whereas, a two-time cancer survivor, Jim Callis has been blessed with the love and support of his wonderful family which includes his devoted wife, the late Cynthia Callis; his three children, J. Mark Callis, Cliff Callis, and the late Camye Callis-Gaspard; and his seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, One Hundredth General Assembly, join in extending our most hearty congratulations to Jim Callis at this proud moment of well-deserved distinction; and

Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Jim Callis.

Offered by Missouri State Representative Bradley Pollitt, District No. 52.

Certified by Missouri Speaker of the House of Representatives Elijah Haahr.