Paul Chester McCallister Jr., age 65, of Alderson, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home in Alderson, following a long illness.
Born April 5, 1949 in Alderson, he was the son of the late Paul Chester McCallister Sr., and the late Virginia Smith McCallister. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alan McCallister and Ross McCallister.
Mr. McCallister was a bridge inspector, having retired from the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, District Nine, Lewisburg, W.Va., retiring after 31 years of service. He was also a self-employed carpenter. He was a 1967 graduate of Smoot High School, Smoot, W.Va.
Mr. McCallister was a 50 plus year member of the Feamster Freewill Baptist Church, Alderson, where he served as a Deacon of the Church and was a Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of the NRA for many years and was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish with his family, and especially loved to teach his grandchildren to hunt and fish.
He loved to spend time with his family and will always be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Sharon Waid McCallister of Alderson; seven children, Paul A. McCallister and his wife, Joy, of Mocksville, N.C., Darrell W. McCallister and his wife, Angela, of Alderson, Lisa J. Scott of Lewisburg, Rachel Williams and her husband, David, of Houston, Texas, David E. Holliday Jr. and his wife, Leanora, of Summerville, S.C., Regina G. Nichols and her husband, Thomas, of Alderson, and Darren M. Holliday and his wife, Amanda, of White Sulphur Springs; a brother, Mark A. McCallister and his wife, Pam, of Alderson; a sister, Judy A. Baker and her husband, Joe, who was also his very special friend and brother-in-law, of Alderson; an uncle, Russell Smith and his wife, Sara, of Olney, Md.; a special cousin, James Carter and his wife, Lynn, of Richmond, Va.; devoted family friend, Hazel Wingler Smith of Des Moines, Iowa; 26 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Dr. James Cox and Pastor Audie Sorg officiating. Burial will follow at the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
Family will serve as pallbearers.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: (2 Timothy Chapter 4:7 King James Version).