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Fentress Mortuary

1805 North A Street, Fort Smith, AR

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Johnny McAlister

January 26, 1940August 29, 2020
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Johnny McAlister, 80 of Central City, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 in his home. He was born January 26, 1940 in Fort Smith to George and Sarah McAlister. He retired from Riverside Furniture where he had worked for 42 years. He was a member of Central Free Will Baptist Church and had served his community as an ordained Free Will Baptist Deacon since 1971. Johnny was a loving husband, father and grandpa. His four granddaughters were his favorite people in the world.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the Central Free Will Baptist Church, with the burial to follow at Mayberry Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

He is survived by his wife Elwanda, of the home; his daughter, Sarah Anderson and her husband John Curtis of Arkoma; his son, Jonathan McAlister of Central City; a brother, Gary McAlister of Sand Springs, OK; four granddaughters, Trinity Alexander, Rieleih, Jayci and Moxxi Anderson.

Pallbearers will be Larry Davis, John Curtis Anderson, David McGuire, Mike Harris, Dean Wilkins and Darell Wilkins.

Public Viewing will be from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • George Wesley McAlister, Father (deceased)
  • Sarah Elizabeth Belcher McAlister, Mother (deceased)
  • Elwanda Irene Davis McAlister, Wife
  • Sarah Anderson, Daughter
  • John Curtis, Son-in-law
  • Jonathan McAlister, Son
  • Gary McAlister, Brother
  • Trinity Alexander, Granddaughter
  • Rieleih Anderson, Granddaughter
  • Jayci Anderson, Granddaughter
  • Moxxi Anderson, Granddaughter

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Davis
  • John Curtis Anderson
  • David McGuire
  • Mike Harris
  • Dean Wilkins
  • Darell Wilkins

Services

  • Public Viewing

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

Memories

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Delanna Jones

September 1, 2020

Johnny has always been such a caring and giving person. He and Elwanda spent countless hours leading youth groups at Central Freewill Baptist Church. Summer camps, picnics and youth trips in general were always so much fun. Johnny added humor to any situation and was a true example of a godly man. Prayers and hugs for Elwanda and his family.

Sarah Anderson

August 31, 2020

Daddy was the sweetest, most kind man that I'll ever know. And funny to boot! If you have a certain memory with my dad that stands out to you, I know it would be a nice comfort to my mom to have a memory book of anything you may remember about daddy. He will be so deeply missed.

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