1929 – 2014

SOUTH PARIS — Rodney H. McAllister, 85, died Wednesday, March 12, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.

He was born in Lovell on Feb. 10, 1929, the son of Albert G. and Elna (Ring) McAllister. He grew up in Lovell, Stoneham, Bethel and Albany, and received his education at Gould Academy. Rodney proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army.

He married the former Lelia Swan on Aug. 31, 1957. He was most proud of the home he built on the East Bethel Road, where they lived for many years. Rodney worked for many years at the Ecko Wood Mill in Locke Mills. He was a 50-year member of the Jackson-Silver Post 68 in Locke Mills and was also a member of Bethel Alliance Church.

Family was very important to Uncle Rod; his favorite times were spent at family gatherings, cookouts and holidays.

He is survived by his siblings, Earl McAllister of Williston, Fla., Alberta and husband, Edward White, of Albany and Elna and husband, Irving Hale, of Denmark; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lelia McAllister; a sister-in-law, Vivian McAllister; and his parents, Albert and Elna McAllister.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the nurses and staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for the wonderful care given to Rodney during his time there. A special thank-you to his niece, Barbara Hooper, who checked on him daily to brighten his day.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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