John William McAlister, 77, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, August, 22, 2019. He was born April 2, 1942 in Pine Bluff to the late James Lyell and Anne Nicks Hoover McAlister.
John was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, and he joined the US Navy in 1959 when he was 17. He served as a Boatswain’s Mate/Diver then retired in 1969. He then worked as a shipbuilder superintendent., and also had his own welding business. He also enjoyed being an internet DJ, as well as playing backgammon with his friends on the internet.
Also preceding him in death was a brother, Philip McAlister.
Survivors include four daughters, Theresa (Tracy) Sales, Lee Ann McAlister, Alicia (Seth) Thomas, and Deenna (Danny) Brown; one son, Chad (Mary) McAlister; two brothers, Patrick (Dana) McAlister and Michael McAlister of Vietnam; one sister, Dorothy McClung; and eight grandchildren, Dylan Cuddeback, Jake Weaver, Hunter Thomas, Waylon Thomas, Emily McAlister, Andrew McAlister, Luke Brown and Hank Brown; his first wife, Sherry McAlister; and his loving dog, Muffy.
A graveside memorial service will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Brown Cemetery.