Preston Scott McAllister (1944 - 2013)

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Preston Scott McAllister, 69, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, with his family by his bedside.
Preston retired from Cummins Inc. on Jan. 1, 1996, after 34 years of service as an application engineer and was self-employed as an engineering consultant exclusively with Cummins from 1996 through March 2012. He was actively involved in church activities at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Columbus, and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, having served on several outreach and mission projects. He served as an officer and
chairman of several service projects with the Columbus and Seymour Jaycees from 1969 through 1975. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, watching college basketball, working on his home improvement projects and, most of all, spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Born Jan. 15, 1944, in Columbus, he was the son of Gladys Wilson McAllister and James McAllister. He married Sharon Bobb on Sept. 30, 1963, at New Hope Christian Church, Columbus.
In addition to his wife, Scott is survived by his children, Sonya McAllister (Scott Sumner) of Solana Beach, Calif., Rick McAllister of Seymour and Tony McAllister (Amy Fleming) of Edina, Minn; grandsons, Owen Patrick McAllister and Reid William McAllister of Edina, Minn., to whom he was known as
""Giggy;"" and a sister, Mary Cress, of Lexington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Fred McAllister.
Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today at Voss Chapel, Seymour, with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg and the Rev. Mark Teike officiating. Private family burial will be held at Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service today, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Camp Lakeview or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
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Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-5558
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Published in Tribune from May 20 to May 24, 2013