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 Ross Leroy McAlister

Ross Leroy McAlister

Birth
Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas, USA
Death 30 May 2014 (aged 71)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Rondo, Miller County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 131376044 · View Source
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Ross Leroy McAlister, 71, of Ashdown, Arkansas, died on May 30, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer. He was born on July 24, 1942 in Texarkana, AR, and is preceded in death by his mother Merilyn Bynum McAlister, and father Ross Buffington McAlister, Jr.

Ross graduated from Texarkana Texas High School in 1960, and attended Sam Houston State in Huntsville, TX from 1962-65 where he ran track and lettered in football.

Ross was a loyal member and supporter of the Sigma Chi chapter at Sam Houston State, and was a 50-year member. Ross' love for sports and golf in particular made him a well-known figure on the PGA Golf Tour creating and distributing golf memorabilia to fans and players alike.

Ross is survived by his loving companion Janice Elliott of Pensacola, FL, three sons: Kyle McAlister of Abilene, TX, Lance McAlister of Charlotte, NC and Brett Gregory of Winnsboro, TX, a sister and brother-in-law Debby and Toney Smith of Burleson, TX, an aunt Martha McAlister of Mt. Pleasant, TX, 10 grandchildren, and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

A memorial service in Ross' honor will be held on June 5, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the East Funeral Home on 2807 Moores Ln, Texarkana TX with Judge Jim Gunter, Lance McAlister and Kyle McAlister officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM. A separate Sigma Chi White Rose Ceremony will be held in Huntsville, TX on Saturday June 7 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Ross be honored through donations to the Sam Houston State Football Scholarship for the Class of '65, or your local hospice care center.


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  • Created by: Robert Hague
  • Added: 13 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131376044
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ross Leroy McAlister (24 Jul 1942–30 May 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131376044, citing Old Rondo Cemetery, Rondo, Miller County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Robert Hague (contributor 47055438) .