Lonnie Ray McCallister, age 62, son of Lou James and Mildred Faye (Craig) McCallister, was born July 17, 1946 in Summersville, Missouri. He passed away October 7, 2008 at his home in Houston, Missouri.
Lonnie grew up in Houston and went to Houston Schools.
He and Katheryn Leann Begley were married by Mrs. Sadie Miles on May 15, 1965.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Lee McCallister; and an infant sister, Shirley Jean.
He is survived by his wife, Leann of the home; three sons, Donald McCallister of Houston, Lonnie Dean McCallister of Elk Creek, Missouri, and Ronnie Lance McCallister of Miami, Florida; four grandchildren, Tamara Michelle McCallister of Springfield, Missouri, Jessica Ray McCallister of Cabool, Missouri, and Ashley Marie McCallister and Marcus Ray McCallister of Ohio; two sisters, Carol Sherrill of Licking, Missouri, and Juanita Fisher of Theodosia, Missouri; and several other relatives and friends.
Lonnie was a talented mechanic and really enjoyed his work. He was part of the Romines Motor Company family for over 38 years and was always known for being able to fix any car.
Lonnie loved to fish and play basketball with his boys. In recent years he and Leann loved going to auctions and visiting with their friends and family.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the Lonnie McCallister Memorial Fund, in care of Evans Funeral Home.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2008, in Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Delbert Gayer officiating. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.