Walter McCallister

November 3, 1946November 12, 2012

Walter David McCallister, 66 of Jacksonville, passed away Monday afternoon at his residence. Dave was a retired Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps. He was also a Purple Heart recipient and a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Alferd McCallister and Sinnia Foster McCallister, brothers Elmer and Carl McCallister, and sisters Macil Bayer and Mary Ervin.

He is survived by his wife Arnetta McCallister of Jacksonville, sons Jeffrey McCallister, Steve McCallister, and Craig McCallister all of Jacksonville and Joe Marshall (Lisa) of Sneads Ferry, brothers Lewis McCallister of Newport, NC, Clarence McCallister of Hubert, NC, Delbert McCallister of Sanford, NC, Basil McCallister of S. Charleston, WV, and Robert McCallister of St. Albans, WV, sister Darlene Ellis of Holly Ridge, grandson Sean Marshall, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation for Dave will be held at Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville on Thursday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Services for Dave will follow the visitation at 1 PM on Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Damon Lee of Victory Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Seaside Memorial Park in Swansboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church or Liberty Hospice in his memory. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Judi Appel

November 23, 2012

Dave, You were a good Dad to many in addition to your own sons. You and are Arnetta are wonderful grandparents to Sean Marshall and kids of Marines across the US. Thanks for adopting a school teacher and her sons when we needed you. Love- Judi Marshall Appel

November 23, 2012

Arnetta, Jeff, Steve, and Craig: I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a special person for the Marshall family, especially Judi, Joe and Chris. We love you all and send prayers.

Elizabeth Griffin

November 21, 2012

Family, I am so sorry for your lost. He was a great man! I seen how he lit my Grandmas (Darlene Ellis) eyes. He will be dearly missed! He is in peace now & forever more. Love you Mrs. Arnetta. <3

Stephanie Stephens

November 15, 2012

My heart goes out to the family,Aunt Arnetta.We as kids only seen him a couple times,but he was always a great person.He will truly be missed by many.Love all of you.Rest In Peace Uncle David..

Donna Harrell

November 15, 2012

Ms. Arnetta and family, My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you ..
Donna Harrell and Family

Stephanie Ewing

November 14, 2012

Thank you Dave for all of the wonderful childhood memories. I will miss your smile and the wonderful hugs! RIP my dear friend.

Chief Mike Yaniero

November 13, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Please let the Jacksonville Public Safety Family if we can provide anything during this time.

Sandy Cox

November 13, 2012

Thank you Dave for 30 plus years of memories you have given me and my girls. You will be truly missed by all.RIP my dear friend. Until we meet again