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Victor Williams McAllister, age 87, of Rolla, Missouri went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 18, 2022. Although he was “from” Texas, Victor was born in Compton, California to Donald and Louise (Williams) McAllister on October 15, 1934.
Victor’s favorite story was how he, his sister, and mother came home from church one Sunday morning on December 7th, 1941 to find his dad so excited that he was almost at a loss for words…something very unusual for his dad and Victor as well. Thus, at age 7, began Victor’s lifelong passion for World War II history and airplanes.
After serving in the US Navy (3 years, 10 months, 3 days) on the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier near the end of the Korean War, Victor went back to school to become a high school biology and earth science teacher. His teaching career took him all over the country including Idaho, Virginia, and Maryland before finding the perfect fit at Mannheim American High School in Germany where he could fully indulge his passions for teaching, traveling, history, flying, volkssport (walking), and beer. It was there he met and fell in love with JoAnn (Crampton) McAllister. Victor and JoAnn had a wonderful 19 years of world travels together before her passing in 2008.
Victor is survived by his five children from his first wife (Harriette Wrede James): Stuart (Claudette) McAllister, Bruce (Anna) McAllister, Victoria McAllister West, Colin McAllister, and Elizabeth (Paul Schubring) McCartney; sister Donna Lou (McAllister) Gladney; brothers-in-law James W. (Cyd) Crampton and William J. (Ann) Crampton; and sisters-in-law Kate (David) Houk and Beth (Jeff) Coffman; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Victor was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn (Crampton) McAllister, brother Robert McAllister, brother-in-law Patrick Crampton, and infant daughter Laura Lee McAllister.
Visitation with the family will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathloic Church in Rolla, Missouri on September 10, 2022 from 12:30-1:30 PM with a 1:30 PM Prayer Service to be followed by a celebration of life for family and close friends. Graveside services for the family will be held at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Central Regional Veterans Group, Rolla, Missouri. Special thanks to the staff at Oak Pointe Assisted Living in Rolla, Missouri and Three Rivers Hospice, Licking, Missouri, for their loving care of our father.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” -Revelation 21:4
ROLLA CREMATION AND MEMORIAL, 11930 County Road 2070; Rolla, MO 65401; Phone: (573) 341-0220
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