Harry T. McCallister, Jr., age 98 years, of Pylesville, MD, died at his home at 12:34 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021. He was the husband of Dorothy (Miller) McCallister, and at the time of her death on July 1, 2014, they were less than a week away from their 68th wedding anniversary.
Harry was born in Pylesville, MD, on December 13, 1922, the son of the late Harry Turner and Lydia (Bailey) McCallister, Sr. He was a carpenter and spent his career building homes in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. A farmer at heart, in the evenings, and on the weekends, he farmed and raised beef cattle at his home, "McCallister Farm."
He enjoyed bowling, once participating in two leagues simultaneously, with a high game of 290. Harry and Dorothy traveled the United States extensively, often with Red Lion Bus Tours.
Harry will be remembered for the quality of his work, his pleasant demeanor, and his humble nature. He was affiliated throughout his life with the former Delta United Methodist Church, where he was an active member.
He is survived by three children: Gary L. McCallister and his wife, Pat of Bear, DE; Mary Ann Sadler of Pylesville, MD; Alan R. McCallister of Pylesville, MD
Six grandchildren: Becki Raspe and her husband, Dennis; Michael Blackwell and his wife, Kirsten; Kristen Marsh and her husband, Jeff; Jason McCallister, Sr. and his wife, Misty; Brandon McCallister and his partner, Missy; Kiley Johnson and her husband, Howdy, Jr.
Ten great-grandchildren: Rachael Raspe, Morgan Raspe, Zachary Blackwell, Mackenzie Blackwell, Jason McCallister, Jr., Logan McCarter, Brooke McCarter, Noah McCallister, Leah Johnson, Harold Johnson, III.
One great-great-granddaughter: Raelynn Vanover.
He was preceded in death by his siblings Helen Whiteford, Eleanor Gehr and Florence Ford.
Graveside funeral services and interment will be on Friday, January 8, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Slate Ridge Cemetery, Delta, PA.
Officiating will be Pastor Beth Holz, Carol Burkindine, CLM, and Pastor Rodney Stamper.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Bryansville U.M. Church, 2325 Bryansville Rd., Delta, PA 17314 or Bethany Baptist Church, 4162 Delta Rd., Airville, PA 17302 would be appreciated.
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