Callway's recently elected mayor Robert Thompson has died suddenly this afternoon.
Thompson, 80 years old, died around 3:00 PM. He has been in office only 6 weeks. Funeral arrangements have not been set. He is survived by his wife of 61 years and three daughters.
Under Callaway's city charter the Mayor Pro Tem automatically takes over when the mayor passes away. Commissioner Tom Abbott is the Mayor Pro Tem. Under the City Charter he automatically became Maor when Thompson passed away this afternoon.
Under the city charter Abbott automically will serve until the next city election in two years. He will not be replaced as a comissioner until that time and Callaway city govenment will operate with a Mayor and three Commissioners until then.