John E McAllister

January 17th, 1921 to January 4th, 2013

John E. McAllister, 91, of Fort Gratiot, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 4, 2013.

He was born January 17, 1921 in Marlette to the late Robert and Winnie McAllister. He married Hazel M. Davis on September 14, 1941 in Marlette. She died February 1, 2006.

Mr. McAllister was employed as an electrical engineer with Peerless Cement Company prior to his retirement. He was a member of Grace Life Baptist Church and former member of Court Street Baptist Church. In his younger days he was very active in amateur league softball and basketball. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He is survived by three children, John McAllister Jr., Betty (James) Smith and Dorothy (Delmer) Smith; five grandchildren, Scott Smith, Sherry (Dr. Humphrey) Atiemo, Kim (William) Tarajack, Nichole (Jonathan) Vermeer and Jamie McAllister; and four great grandchildren, Charli and Joshua Atiemo, Kathrine and Hudson Vermeer. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn McAllister.

Visitation will be 1-3 & 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Grace Life Baptist Church, 7040 Imlay City Road, Ruby Michigan 48049 with visitation from 10-11 a.m. The Reverend Matt McPhillips and Reverend Mark Montgomery will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Smith, Dr. Humphry Atiemo, Bill Tarajack, Jonathan Vermeer, Rick Stone and Chuck Corry.

Memorials may be made to Grace Life Baptist Church.

The family would like to give special thanks to Sharon Hayden for all she has done for the McAllister family.

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