Terry Lee McCallister

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Terry Lee McCallister, 56, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, after battling cancer. He was born Sept. 14, 1956, in Nevada, to Carl and Lucille McCallister. Terry graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1974.

In 1976, Terry married his high school sweetheart, Terri Lynn (Friar) McCallister. They were married 37 years until Terry's passing. Together with Terry's father, they ran Carl's Gun Shop on the family farm before moving the business to downtown El Dorado Springs in 1993. To their union, two children were born, Joy Lynn McCallister and Jesse Lee McCallister. Terry was a devoted husband and loving father.

As a young man, Terry was involved with the local Alert Club, enjoyed trap shooting, and was Missouri State Community Development vice-president. More recently, Terry's activities included his involvement in the 54 Cruisers and modifying his little yellow Chevy S10. He was an active member of Union Hall Baptist Church, thinking of the congregation as an extension of his family. Terry loved spending time with his extended family, and considered all of his customers his personal friends.

Preceding Terry in death were his father, Carl McCallister; father-in-law, Ed Friar; and nephew, Dr. Brent Detwiler. Survivors include his wife, Terri, of the home; daughter, Joy McCallister, of Nevada; son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Erica McCallister of Athens, Greece; mother, Lucille McCallister of El Dorado Springs; mother-in-law, Betty Friar of El Dorado Springs; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Bob and Glenda Baker, John and Georgia Detwiler, and Jerry and Rhonda Friar, all of El Dorado Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation for Terry will be held from 6-8 p.m., today, June 11, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Union Hall Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Barger officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Friar, John Detwiler, Bob Baker, Otho Forest, Chuck Warrick, Ed Arbuckle, Ed Morlan, and Larry Flint.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Union Hall Baptist Church and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.