Paul Chester McCallister, Jr.
Alderson-Paul Chester McCallister, Jr., 65, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his home in Alderson, following a long illness.
Born Apr. 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, retiring after 31 years of service. He was also a self-employed carpenter. He was a 1967 graduate of Smoot High School, Smoot. 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. Mr. McCallister 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 wife Joy of Mocksville, NC, Darrell W. McCallister and wife Angela of Alderson, Lisa J. Scott of Lewisburg, Rachel Williams and husband David, of Houston, TX, David E. Holliday, Jr. and wife Leanora, of Summerville, SC, Regina G. Nichols and husband Thomas of Alderson and Darren M. Holliday and wife Amanda, of White Sulphur Springs; brother, Mark A. McCallister and wife Pam of Alderson; sister, Judy A. Baker and husband Joe, who was also his very special friend and brother-in-law, of Alderson; uncle, Russell Smith and wife Sara of Olney, MD; special cousin, James Carter and 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 were Sunday, Mar. 1, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where the Rev. Dr. James Cox and Pastor Audie Sorg officiated. Burial followed in the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.
Friends called Saturday evening, Feb. 28, at the funeral home.
Family served 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).