Douglas Wayne MacCallum died peacefully at his residence in Brentwood, Tenn. on September 11, 2018 at the age of 62 after a nearly year-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Doug is survived by his wife Jeanette MacCallum, his stepchildren, Christina Jezioro and Jacob Jezioro of Nashville, brother Robert MacCallum of Charlottesville, Va., sisters Heather Kilpatrick of Summerville, S.C., Laurel Petty and Tracy Lydon of Pittsburgh, Pa. He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel Wayne MacCallum and Barbara Kinder MacCallum.
Born July 19, 1956 and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., Doug graduated from Baldwin High School in 1974 and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Otterbein University in 1978. Doug enjoyed a distinguished career in pro audio sales and marketing, including time with C.L. Pugh & Associates, Electro-Voice, Mark IV Audio and University Sound. He moved to Nashville in 1996 to become the head of AKG Acoustics U.S. and in 2007 founded and served as the President of One Systems, Inc.
Though his career required worldwide travel and frequent moves across the country, Doug maintained a strong connection to his Pittsburgh roots. He was always quick to point out anything associated with his hometown and his love of University of Pittsburgh football was unwavering.
A lifelong choral musician, Doug met the love of his life, Jeanette, while singing in the choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, where he also served a term as a ruling elder and member of the Session. Doug and Jeanette were married in 2002 and, along with Jeanette’s children Christina and Jacob, formed the family that Doug had always longed for.
Doug valued family above everything and was devoted to his mother and father, brother and sisters and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Anyone who knew Doug was impacted by his dry wit, loveable charm and a sense of unparalleled compassion. He made everyone he encountered feel as though they were the most important person and always put others’ feelings and wishes ahead of his own.
Doug loved and was beloved.
Visitation will be held on September 22, 2018 from 10am to 12pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church (3900 West End Ave, Nashville). A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will follow at noon. In lieu of flowers, Doug requested memorial donations to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir (click button below), the Second Presbyterian Church Choir (Operating and Benevolence Fund; designate In Memory of Doug MacCallum), Vox Grata Women’s Choir or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!” - Robert Burns
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