Robert Ray McAllister

November 25, 1927 - October 30, 2011
Robert Ray McAllister


Robert Ray McAllister, 83 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011.

Robert McAllister was born in Drexel Hill, PA, on November 25, 1927, son of William and Bertha
McAllister. After graduating
from Upper Darby High School,
he joined the Army Air Force
and, while stationed on Guam,
was a member of the Far East Air
Force (FEAF) championship basketball team. Upon his return to the states, he attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business prior to his employment with the Insurance Company of North America (INA). After twenty-five years at INA, he joined National American Insurance Company as a senior vice president in charge of both underwriting and marketing. During his employment, Robert worked in Philadelphia, Allentown, PA, Richmond, IN, Omaha, NE, and Phoenix, AZ.

An avid golfer since his teens,
Bob enjoyed weekly golf outings at the Wilmington Municipal Golf
Course with the “Divots”.

Robert is survived by his loving
wife of sixty-one years, Joan
Grube McAllister. Also surviving
is a son, R. Ray McAllister Jr., and his wife, Vicki, of Richmond, VA, as well as their three children, two sons-in-law and one granddaughter. A son, Craig C.
McAllister, and his wife, Mia, reside in Gatlinburg, TN, and have eight children and a daughter-inlaw.

All will miss their “PopPop’s”
humor. He is also survived
by a brother, Col. Warren W. McAllister, and his wife, Margaret, of Sacramento, CA.
The family appreciates the
love and care given to Bob by the
staff of the Rehabilitation and
Wellness Pavilion at the Davis
Health Care Center. Family
members will receive friends at
the Chapel of The Davis Health
Care Center on Wednesday, November 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 31, 2011
    G.FORD says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.