Eureka- Gregory Keith McAllister, 68, of Eureka, IL passed away at 10:21 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at his residence.
He was born on January 28, 1947 in Pontiac, IL a son of James Keith and Mary Holmes McAllister. He married Mary C. Smith on September 29, 1973 in Washington, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Reed (Nell) McAllister of Eureka; Ryan McAllister of Schaumburg, IL; Scott (Heather) McAllister of Charlotte, N.C.; Neal (Jessica) McAllister of Eureka; Kyle (Kelly) McAllister of Raeford, N.C.; Isaac (Brooke Burwell) McAllister of Mahomet, IL; Jason McAllister of Eureka, IL; and 10 grandchildren, Hayley, Logan, Landon, Riley, Brennan, Morgan, Kellen, Karsen, Kieren and Levi.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary.
He was an Army Veteran serving his country as a medic in the 6th Special Forces Group. He worked in the telecommunications industry for over forty years, most recently as a sales engineer.
Greg was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Eureka, and had served on the Eureka Rescue Squad. He also was active in the Boy Scouts in Eureka where he served as the treasurer.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Eureka. Father Eugene Radosevich will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Burial will be in the Cherry Point Cemetery in Wenona where military rites will be accorded at the grave.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Rescue Squad or Boy Scouts in Eureka, IL. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.
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