RAYMOND W. McCALLISTER
Raymond William McCallister, Jr., 98, of the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday (October 13, 2014) in the Good Samaritan Home.
Born September 20, 1916, in Louisiana, Missouri, Raymond was the son of Raymond W. and Sophia Fritz McCallister. He married Martha Duncan on June 2, 1946, in the First Baptist Church in Louisiana, Missouri. She survives.
Mr. McCallister graduated from Louisiana High School and received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. He did his post graduate studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia before joining the United States Navy in 1941. Mr. McCallister graduated from the United States Navy Midshipman School in 1941, and served with the Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres at the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and was the commanding officer aboard the USS Martin (DE30) during WW II.
Following his service to his country, Mr. McCallister entered St. Louis College of Pharmacy and graduated in 1948. He moved with his family to Quincy and was employed by Brown Drug Company until 1951 when he joined Earel and Buss Drug Store. In 1952, he became a partner in the business where he remained active with its operation until his retirement in 1982.
Mr. McCallister was a member of many Professional, Social and Service organizations. He was an avid sportsman, both as a participant and spectator, and especially loved golfing, fishing, and boating.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Martha; five children, Carol McCallister Dafferner (Michael) of The Woodlands, TX, Martin Duncan McCallister of Quincy, Dana McCallister Keppner of Quincy, Kathryn McCallister of Albuquerque, NM and Janice McCallister Saunders (Bryan) of Springfield, MO; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothe Pappenfort of Jefferson City, MO; a niece; and two nephews.
Mr. McCallister was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother in law, C. R. Pappenfort.
At the request of Mr. McCallister, cremation rites have been accorded. A private memorial service with Military Honors will be held for Mr. McCallister with Chaplain James Riley officiating.
Inurnment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301.