Justin Wade McAlister
October 2, 1995 – March 25, 2021
Justin Wade McAlister Obituary Justin Wade McAlister passed peacefully at his residence in Frisco, TX at age 25 on March 25, 2021. He was diagnosed with chronic autoimmune diseases just one month after losing one of his very best friends. The love of his family and friends helped him enormously along his journey. Justin graduated in 2014 after attending ATEMS high school and later graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in computer science. Upon graduation he moved to Frisco, Texas and was working as a data engineer with Wipro at Capitol One at the time of his passing. Justin was preceded in death by 3 grandparents and an uncle. Surviving are his parents, Paul and Michele McAlister, his best friend and sister Lindy McAlister, a very loving grandmother Mil Boardman, and numerous other relatives. Justin had a passion for great food and movies, adored his cats and loved gaming with his friends. He will be lovingly remembered for his big laugh, tender heart, generous spirit, witty sense of humor and gentle demeanor. The family would like to thank individuals too numerous to mention for their loving kindness. A celebration of Justin’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 3rd, at the Hamil Funeral Home off Buffalo Gap in Abilene, Texas.
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Justin Wade McAlister
April 6, 2021
Justin! He was like a younger brother to me. Never, ever, ever I've come across a person to whom I've connected so quickly and so well. I still remember our first meeting like it was yesterday. I was new at Capital One and hoped to find a friend, little did I know I'd find someone a lot more than that. I wore a Superman hoodie and he said to me "That's a perfect cover for hiding that you're superman. No one has seen a superman with a turban". Since then we were pretty close. I've driven him to lunches together and had learnt a lot from him both technical and personal stuff. He was always smiling and charming and made the job look so easy.
We had planned to watch Avengers Endgame together and many more superhero movies. We used to talk a lot of nerd stuff and he was always funny. It's a gap which can't be filled now. I would regret that I couldn't do all the fun stuff we've planned together. I can't be thankful enough to god that I got to know him personally, but I can't be sorry enough that I cannot be with him anymore. He will always be missed and remembered. He was the sweetest and most adorable person I've met and he now Rest In Peace. My heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.
April 6, 2021
I was Justin's manager for most of his time at Capital One. I first met Justin at his desk on the third floor of Building 7. He was surrounded by 60 people all wanting him to fix something for them immediately. He reminded me of a squirrel in the road, desperately trying to go in four directions at once and not managing to go anywhere.
"Hi! I'm your new manager. Grab your things. We're leaving."
Justin collected his few belongings. "Where are we going?"
"It's a secret."
I lead him to a converted classroom on another floor at the far and of the building. "This is your new desk. Tell no one you are here. If anyone finds you, send them to me." The expression that bloomed on his face when he realized on one would be hounding him for a while reminded my of a sunrise on a clear morning.
From that day forward, I was Justin's "boss". But really, I was just his guard dog. While Justin tended the machine, fed it, fixed it, gave it a little attention now and then, I stood outside and kept the scary people away.
Justin was an excellent engineer; quiet, patient, creative, and just lazy enough to ensure the machine did all the work. He learned every lesson, taught many, and offended no one. In his short career, he left a strong wake. He will be missed.
Preethi Padmanabhan Mavoor
April 5, 2021
Though I never got a chance to work with Justin, I got to know from everybody else how helpful and delightful a person he was. After attending the memorial service today the words about Justin were so touching. Justin will remain in our minds forever. May his soul rest in peace and I pray to God for giving all strength to his family to overcome this situation.
April 5, 2021
I worked with Justin only a small fraction of the time that he worked for Capital One and Wipro, but he left a lasting impression on me. Although our time working together was short, I will always remember you. I wish that I had connected with you more often since we have all gone work-from-home... You will be missed dearly.
April 5, 2021
I worked with Justin over a year. He was an extremely knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant person. It was always a delight working with him. Always smiling and cracking a joke. It is very hard to digest that he is no longer with us. Rest in peace Justin, we will all miss you a lot.
April 3, 2021
Justin was a great friend and I am lucky to have met him. He had an infectious laugh and I had so many fond memories with him, both at work and while hanging out at his apartment along with Jason. We built my first desktop together during one of my visits.
Since the pandemic, the three of us met weekly online to watch TV and play Jackbox. Justin was instrumental in helping me stay mentally healthy and powering me through social distancing. His silly responses in Jackbox games and sharp conversational responses always gave me nonstop laughs. I liked sending him random memes during the workday and getting a quick response.
Rest in peace, Justin. I will always cherish our time together.
April 1, 2021
I worked with Justin for over 2 years, he was always willing to help out others when needed. His laid back easy going style made it a joy to work with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace Justin, we will miss you everyday.
March 31, 2021
Justin was truly a kind, patient and supportive colleague who always had an amiable smile on his face. I remember the first months in my new job and how he continued his invaluable support to help me settle into our team. The fact that he has left us is so heartbreaking.
You will continue to live on in our memories Justin. Rest In Peace.
March 30, 2021
Justin and I used to work in the same team and he always came across as a happy go lucky guy wearing a smile and ready to help. It is really heartbreaking to such a beautiful soul leaving us for the heavenly abode at such a tender age.
Rest in peace my friend... You will always be missed.