OBITUARY

William Michael "Mike" McAlister

September 20, 1952February 5, 2019
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William Michael “Mike” McAlister, 66, of Stuarts Draft went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Augusta Health.

Born September 20, 1952 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late William Oliver and Eva Odessa (Cash) McAlister. On November 1, 1971 he married his high school sweetheart and soulmate, Debra Lynn (Patch) McAlister. The two shared a happy marriage of 47 years together.

Mike was a devoted family man who always put his family first and enjoyed spending time with them. He owned and operated Mike’s Transmission in Stuarts Draft for 37 years. He was dedicated to his business, a hard worker and committed to serving the community. As an avid fisherman, Mike enjoyed spending time out on the water and recently bought his newest dream yacht “Debi Lyn”. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, Marlo Marie McAlister; brother, Leland McAlister; and sister, Janet Hutchinson.

In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his four children, Chad McAlister and wife, Heather of Stuarts Draft, Carla Sensabaugh and husband, Buck of Vesuvius, Cheri Sorrells and husband, Joshua of Staunton, and Christi Linhoss and husband, Bryan of Stuarts Draft; special sister-in-law, Bobbi “Granny” Shiflett; grandchildren, Zachery Sensabaugh, Brianna Sensabaugh, Leah McAlister, Nathan Sorrells, Braylee Sensabaugh, Bentley Sorrells and Liam McAlister; siblings, Betty Johns of Waynesboro, Judy Frye of Jacksonville, FL, and Johnny McAlister of Fishersville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, with Pastor David Vaughan officiating.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Mike’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, Marlo Marie McAlister; brother, Leland McAlister; and sister, Janet Hutchinson.

    In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his four children, Chad McAlister and wife, Heather of Stuarts Draft, Carla Sensabaugh and husband, Buck of Vesuvius, Cheri Sorrells and husband, Joshua of Staunton, and Christi Linhoss and husband, Bryan of Stuarts Draft; special sister-in-law, Bobbi “Granny” Shiflett; grandchildren, Zachery Sensabaugh, Brianna Sensabaugh, Leah McAlister, Nathan Sorrells, Braylee Sensabaugh, Bentley Sorrells and Liam McAlister; siblings, Betty Johns of Waynesboro, Judy Frye of Jacksonville, FL, and Johnny McAlister of Fishersville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

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REMEMBERING

William Michael "Mike" McAlister

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Nelson and Sue Croushorn

February 9, 2019

Dear Family,
We were saddened to learn of Mike's death. We truly appreciated doing business with him through the years. May you all find comfort in your wonderful memories and know that Mike and the family are in our prayers. Nelson, Sue, Jason and Jennifer at Hilltop View Farm in Fairfield

Scott & Gail Coyner

February 7, 2019

Dear family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May you find some comfort in all the precious memories of your husband, dad, and granddaddy. Sending love and hugs❤️

Mark Wolf

February 7, 2019

So many good memories of the times I spent with Mike. Whether it was reeling in on tuna or striper, or just kicking back in the cockpit with good conversation . It was truly a pleasure to know him.

orvil painter

February 7, 2019

My deepest Sympathy to all the family and friends and Mike's employees. I only met Mike a few times but all I could ever say are good things. It was always a pleasure to be around him. He always had kind words and something funny or a decent joke. He will be missed by many and never for gotten.

Frank Pohanka

February 6, 2019

Mike has been a good friend and close boating companion. He will be remembered for all the good time we have shared together. He will be missed by all.
sincerely
Frank & Madeline

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Biography

William Michael “Mike” McAlister, 66, of Stuarts Draft went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Augusta Health.

Born September 20, 1952 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late William Oliver and Eva Odessa (Cash) McAlister. On November 1, 1971 he married his high school sweetheart and soulmate, Debra Lynn (Patch) McAlister. The two shared a happy marriage of 47 years together.

Mike was a devoted family man who always put his family first and enjoyed spending time with them. He owned and operated Mike’s Transmission in Stuarts Draft for 37 years. He was dedicated to his business, a hard worker and committed to serving the community. As an avid fisherman, Mike enjoyed spending time out on the water and recently bought his newest dream yacht “Debi Lyn”. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, Marlo Marie McAlister; brother, Leland McAlister; and sister, Janet Hutchinson.

In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his four children, Chad McAlister and wife, Heather of Stuarts Draft, Carla Sensabaugh and husband, Buck of Vesuvius, Cheri Sorrells and husband, Joshua of Staunton, and Christi Linhoss and husband, Bryan of Stuarts Draft; special sister-in-law, Bobbi “Granny” Shiflett; grandchildren, Zachery Sensabaugh, Brianna Sensabaugh, Leah McAlister, Nathan Sorrells, Braylee Sensabaugh, Bentley Sorrells and Liam McAlister; siblings, Betty Johns of Waynesboro, Judy Frye of Jacksonville, FL, and Johnny McAlister of Fishersville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, with Pastor David Vaughan officiating.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Mike’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com