Robert Paul Callens Sr.

Published 3:52 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Robert Paul Callens Sr., son of Annie Ruth Paul and Cecil Callens, was born on October 24, 1934 in Cleveland, Texas.

Robert graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD in 1952, after which he served in the Army for two years as a Private First Class stationed in Newfoundland. He attended D. C. Teachers College where he met the love of his life, Susan Barnsley McCain, who was studying to be a nurse. Robert taught 7th and 8th grade English, geography and social studies before leaving teaching for a career in the federal government. In 2016, he and wife Susan moved to Kill Devil Hills.

Robert “Tex” Callens died peacefully at home on August 5, 2020 with family by his side. Robert is survived by wife Susan, children Cathie Feild (Dave), Robert Paul Callens Jr. and Susan Donaldson; grandchildren Jerry James, Joshua Donaldson, Olivia Uribe, Valentina Callens and Angelina Callens; seven great-grandchildren; sister Charlotte Gerde (Dave) and many loving nieces and nephews.  Robert was predeceased by his parents and brother Edward Trousdale Jaques.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Outer Banks SPCA at PO Box 2477, Manteo, NC 27954 or online at

A small, private funeral will be held at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church on August 22.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at