Mr. Donald Ray "Don" McAllister, 73, was born in Florence, South Carolina on April 4, 1949, to the late Mammie Ruth Timmons and reared by his grandparents, the late Pinckney and Ethel McAllister. Don as he was affectionately called, departed his life on Monday, March 6, 2023, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina, after a short illness.
Don attended the public schools of Florence, South Carolina and graduated from Wilson High School in 1967. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. Don served in the Vietnam War and received an Honorable Discharged and was awarded a Purple Heart. After relocating to Florence, South Carolina, he was employed by La-Z-Boy.
In his youth, Don joined Olive Grove Baptist Church in Coward, South Carolina. He later became a member of Goodland African Methodist Episcopal Church in Effingham, South Carolina.
Preceding him in death were his parent, Mammie Ruth Timmons; grandparents, Pinckney and Ethel McAllister; a sister, Cassandra Faye March; and two brothers, Reverend Bernard Timmons and Solomon Hennigan, Jr.
"Don" was married to his devoted wife of 39 years, Mrs. Fannie McFadden McAllister.
Those left to cherish his memories are: his wife, Fannie McAllister; five children, Dominique of Columbia, South Carolina, Kim (Bill) of Hoover, Alabama, DeAndrae of Florence, South Carolina, Anthony of San Diego, California and Brian (Dina) of Rota, Spain; twelve grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; six brothers, Alphonso (Alicestine) Timmons, Alford (Barbara) Hennigan, Alfonso Hennigan, Barry Hennigan, Michael Hennigan and Robert ( Joi) Hennigan; three sisters, Sherrell (Levern) Johnson, Linda Robinson and Cynthia (Terrence) Brown; four aunts, Ellean Burch, Lillie Mae Edmonds, Margaret Shelby and Maggie McAllister; one brother-in-law, Henry (Bonita) McFadden; two special nieces, Alician Timmons-Perdue and Ebony McDaniel; one special cousin; Veronica Burnette, two special friends, Cecil and Fran James; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Please keep the family of Donald McAllister in your thought and prayers.