Saturday, December 1 2012, 09:08 PM CST
Family and friends say goodbye to Christopher MacCallum
By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com
MEDFORD. Ore.-Chris MacCallum's memorial was held today at 11:00AM at Rogue Valley Fellowship.
His family is still searching for answers.
MacCallum's father, Mike MacCallum, says they need closure. "I just hope we get closure soon. It's gonna be a relief to everybody. This is the kind of thing that I think can really nag at the people that have been left behind and I hope we get closure soon."
People held each other as they remembered MacCallum through pictures and stories.
Smart, intense, energetic, hard-working, fiercely devoted to his family, tough--all words used today to describe the murdered man.
His mother, Sarah MacCallum, says, "He was amazing. He made you laugh. He gave you some of his heart. He gave you some of his soul."
His father recalled memories of MacCallum's childhood soccer days and camping trips.
He was not with his son during his last camping trip, but he visited the location where MacCallum took his last breath and shared his experience. "It's a beautiful, pristine location and it's hard to reconcile such a beautiful place with the violence that was committed there."
He adds the violence is still going on for those MacCallum left behind.
His son, Eric MacCallum, also spoke great things of his father at the memorial. "I just want you to know that he was a great man and I really want him to come back."
Now, all that remains of MacCallum are memories.
His father wishes he "had talked to him more...been there a little more for him."
His mother cries for justice, "Please help us solve this [...] terrible thing that has happened to our family."
MacCallum's family has started a fund to help them during these difficult times. Donations can be dropped off at or mailed to South Valley Bank and Trust on 600 Biddle Road in Medford.
The bank will accept personal checks or money orders made out to the Michael Christopher MacCallum Fund.
His mother started a trust fund for MacCallum's children, also under his name, at Umpqua Bank.