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CM Sgt (Ret.) Patrick E. McAllister, 66, of Shiloh, Illinois, formerly of Independence, KY, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Born on October 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, OH, he was the son of the late Roger and Anna-Dean Webster McAllister. He is a 1964 graduate of Simon Kenton High School. Pat also graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. On 20 April 1968, he married his bride, Janet Anne, the daughter of John and Dorothy Wetterhan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Dessecker. Patrick was a Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and served for over 30 years. During which he honorably served his country in the Vietnam War. He retired from the 375th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. He was a member of Central Christian Church in O'Fallon, Illinois, Air Force Sergeants Association and the USO. In addition to his wife of nearly 45 years, Janet, he is survived by two sons: Scott (Nancy) McAllister of Yuba City, CA and Robert (Angela) McAllister of Eastampton, NJ; 3 grandsons: Mark Morris, Tyler McAllister, and Kyle McAllister; and 1 granddaughter, Kelsie McAllister; and a host of extended family and friends. A Homecoming Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Hilltop Church of Christ, 5300 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015, with Michael D. Flynn officiating. The visitation will be from 11-1:00 p.m. on Saturday preceding his service at the church. Interment with full military honors will take place at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, immediately following the service, under the direction of Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth. Memorials in his name are suggested to the Grassy Creek Christian Church, Disabled American Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project or USO. Online condolences may be expressed: www.woodheadfuneralhome.com
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Apr. 3, 2013