James Henry McCallister stepped into Heaven on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at East Alabama Medical Center.
He was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on February 21, 1930 to the late Jessie Lee and Nettie Tillotson McCallister. James married Bobbie Sue Leverette on April 19, 1949. He was an extraordinary son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and uncle. James retired from West Point Foundry in 1996 after twenty-six years of service. James was a member of the Fredonia Community Club and Upper Room Church.
James was proceeded in death by his parents and loving wife of 66 years, Bobbie Sue. He is survived by his children: Raymond (Sandra) McCallister of LaGrange, GA, Rita (Larry) Roberts of Pine Mountain Valley, GA, Darlene (Connie) Haynes of Greer, SC, Shirley (Bill) Johnston of West Point, GA and Sandra McCallister of Lanett, AL; his grandchildren Brian (Angie) McCallister of LaGrange, GA, Jennifer Calhoun (Ken Pittman) of Dalton, GA, John Mark Calhoun of Bradenton, FL, Keli McCallister of LaGrange, GA and Brannon Roberts (Tracy Bryan) of Pine Mountain Valley, GA; great-grandchildren Andrew & Kaylee McCallister, Cody & Elijah Gunn all of LaGrange, GA, Taylor (Michael) Bridgeman of Godwin, NC, Jillian Roberts, Trevor, Karsyn, and Carli Roberts of Pine Mountain Valley, GA and MaKenzie Bridgeman of Godwin, NC as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was affectionately known to many as “Mr. Mac”, “Bro. Mac”, “Granddaddy Mac”, and the candy man. Even though he never had the formal education, it was his carpentry trade that he’s most remembered for. Our families’ homes are full of the treasures he made with his hands.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, state and federal regulations, the family will have a private memorial and burial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Upper Room Church Mission Fund, 3640 55th Street, Valley, AL 36854.
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