Jerry McAllister

Jerry Grant McAllister

Friday, July 1st, 1949 - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Jerry Grant McAllister, 71, of Verdunville departed this life on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Logan Regional Medical Center.

Jerry was born July 1, 1949 at Justice Addition. He was the son of the late James William (Bill) McAllister and Hazel Vance McAllister. He was a 1968-69 graduate of Logan High School, a graduate of Southern WV Community College in 1990, and a graduate of Marshall University in 1994. He was a disabled coal mine construction worker last employed at F.M.C. Corporation, a member of the UMWA District 17, and a former member of AFL-CIA. Jerry enjoyed listening to his favorite music and creating his own play lists, playing checkers with family and friends, watching TV, especially football and old movies, and was an avid coin collector. He also loved family beach trips, family get-togethers, and gardening. He was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death are four brothers Dean Elkins, Larry McAllister, Robert (Bob) McAllister, and Johnny McAllister, two sisters Linda McAllister Hall and Pam McAllister Browning, two brothers-in-law Ken Perry and Ralph Dunevant, one niece Lesa Hall Smith, and one nephew Jeff Hall.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 49 years, Charlotte Williamson McAllister, two daughters, Audra (Lonnie) Conley of Verdunville and Shanna Beckett of Chapmanville, one son James Travis McAllister of Verdunville, Grandchildren, Alisha Tomblin of Logan, Kaylee Beckett of Chapmanville, Preston McAllister of Chapmanville, Alannah Conley of Verdunville, and Brooklynn Bowling of Chapmanville. Brothers Terry (Geraldine) McAllister of Henlawson, James McAllister of Sumpter SC, Charlie McAllister of Hilliard Ohio. Sisters, Betty (Arnold) Browning of Verdunville, Judy Dunevant of Mayfield Ky, Cherry Perry of Anchorage Alaska, Robin (Ed) Hicks of Hurricane. Brothers-in-law Danny Hall of Blair and Roger Browning of Verdunville and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Per his wishes, Jerry’s remains were cremated. Akers-James Funeral Home in Logan WV is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at Akers-James Funeral Home on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Condolence cards may be mailed to Charlotte McAllister at Box 306, Verdunville WV 25649.

A livestream of the memorial services will be available via Jerry’s Book of Memories link at Online condolences may also be left here or on the Akers-James Funeral Home Facebook page. Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic only 25 people will be allowed in the facility at one time. Face masks are also required.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    352 Old Logan Rd
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
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  • Service

    Akers-James Funeral Home
    352 Old Logan Rd
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Edward Hicks


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Posted at 03:45pm
Another Porch Sitter leaves us. My brother-in-law was a jovial person, who I remember from childhood. My favorite memory is hearing his reel to reel music bellowing through our coal camp.

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