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Kenneth W. McCallister




Kenneth W. McCallister, age 93, of Redding, CA, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at his home in Redding, CA.

Born September 20, 1927 in Asbury, WV, he was the son of the late Ernest Perry and Madeline Bonnie Burns McCallister.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kayle M. Harvey; two brothers-in-law, Gerald “Jake” Harvey and Bill Allen; and three sisters-in-law, Peggy McCallister, Ardis McCallister, and Jeanne McCallister.

Mr. McCallister was a retired carpenter, having retired from the Carpenters Union after 30 years of service. He was also a licensed hunting guide for 10 years. He graduated from the Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville, TN in September 1949 and was a United States Army Veteran having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. McCallister was the recipient of three Bronze Service Stars and the Army Overseas Service Bar.

Survivors include two sisters, Elaine McCallister Allen of Richmond, VA, and Pat McCallister Moore and her husband, Ken, of Glen Allen, VA; eight brothers, Bob McCallister of Redding, CA, Eddie McCallister of Redding, CA, Joe McCallister of Redding, CA, Perry McCallister of Livermore, CA, Jim McCallister and his wife, Shirley, of Livermore, CA, Keith McCallister and his wife, Lona, of Livermore, CA, Lael McCallister and his wife, Kay, of Pahrump, NV, and Garry McCallister and his wife, Frances, of Alderson, WV; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial with military funeral honors will be Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery in Asbury, WV with the Rev. Sam Groves officiating.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines will be observed, with mask and social distancing encouraged.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the McCallister family at

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, WV.

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