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Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home
Danny Dale McAllister, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, December 31, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.
He was born July 27, 1941, at home, to Leonard and Margaret (Gaunt) McAllister. He married Donna Johnson on June 25, 1961, at Harmony United Methodist Church.
Danny was a 1959 graduate of Flora High School where he played football and made the first kickoff on the newly named Dancey Field during his senior year. He tended to his family farm and found happiness in the labor of baling hay and getting to the bottom of stubborn hay baler problems. Danny also manned drilling rigs in the oil fields operating within and around Clay county. He is often remembered for his tireless physical strength and stamina that he put into all of his work. He served on the Harter-Stanford Fire Protection District and supported the growth of the fire department and ongoing modernization of equipment, and was also a knowledgeable member of the township cemetery board. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, mushroom hunting, and watching football and baseball and especially following the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of Bloom Baptist Church, past member of Harmony United Methodist Church, and had been a member of the Clay City Odd Fellows. Danny was considered a true “straight shooter” and would always give you his view on what he believed was right, although he was equally likely to make you smile and laugh when he pulled your leg with his lighthearted sense of humor. His family and grandchildren were at the top of the list of what mattered most in life.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Donna McAllister of Flora; 2 sons: Anthony (Cathy) McAllister of Rinard and Timothy (Lori) McAllister of Flora; 4 grandchildren: Kate McAllister of Rinard, and Ethan McAllister, Josie (Jonathan) Piperakis, and Bristol McAllister, all of Flora; 4 great-grandchildren: Jesselynn and Scarlett Eastin, and Weston and Hazel Piperakis; a sister: Pat Ritter of Olney; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers: Jimmy and Donald “Bud” McAllister; a sister: Ruth Ann McAllister Cooper; and sister-and-brothers-in-law: Marjorie McAllister, Glen Cooper, and Leo Ritter.
A funeral ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Gene McAllister officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at a later date at Kneff Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to either Harter-Stanford Fire Protection District or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Remember Danny from Flora High days . Enjoyed visiting at reunion and know he will be missed
So sorry for your loss! We will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to you all.
What a guy. Big guy, big personality, even bigger heart. He was always a good friend to my dad and me. You will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to all the family, may you find solace and comfort.
I remember Danny as we played on the 57 football team. Always treated me with kindness.
So sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest guys I know. Hardworking family man always.
So sorry to hear this.
Uncle Dan, I will miss talking to you. You were a great, generous man, who helped many in your family and community. I will never forget your country charm. Rest in peace Uncle Dan. Your nephew Rick.
Uncle Danny you out lived little sister by 9 years and 2 days. Im sure shes all ready got you lined out and up to date. I will miss you dearly but i know your no longer in pain your well and at peace. Thanks for all you did for me over the years. God bless you.
So sorry to hear this our condolences
Donna and family, we are so sorry to hear about Danny. He was a wonderful man, who everyone liked. He was kind and friendly to everyone. We are glad that we had him as a friend. Our prayers are with each one of you healing and comfort during this very difficult time. Hold on to all the good memories you have of him, and know that he loved you. Rest in Peace, Danny.
So sorry to hear this.
So very sorry. I'll remember him always childhood friend . And was a very caring person to all. God bless..
Donna and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Danny was a fine gentleman and will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Our sympathy to you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was a good neighbor when we lived in the Kneff neighborhood. Prayers for all the family
My thoughts are with Danny’s children and their families and Donna as you grieve his physical absence. I will always remember your beloved father, grandfather and husband for his kind ways and his smile.
Uncle Danny will be missed by us all. Very sad to hear of his passing. I know you'll miss him greatly too.
Donna and family, offer my condolences, so sorry for your loss.
Prayers for everyone. He will be missed.
Donna, Tim and Anthony, so sorry for your loss. I have lots of memories of Danny coming into the garage. Always enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed.
Sympathy is etended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
Donna ,so sorry for your loss ,my sweet friend . Remembering your family in our prayers .
We Are So Very Sorry For Your Loss. Danny Was Not Only A Good Man, But Also A Good Friend! Please Know You Are All In Our Thoughts & Our Prayers!!
Sorry for your loss, I'm thinking of you and your family threw this difficult time . God bless.
We are so sorry and saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I considered it a privilege to know this great man. He always had a way to make me smile. Love to you all
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Family and Friends .
So sorry for your loss. He was such a sweetheart. Jerry always loved to go out to eat with Danny.
So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was always such a nice man. God’s blessings on all of you.
Prayers for family.
A friend since high school. A good man. My condolences to his family.
Graduated high school with Danny . He and Donna are two of my favorite people. He will be be missed.
Condolences to the family. Danny was a great guy and will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. Danny was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed visiting with him, he always made you smile with one of his stories. Prayers of comfort for all the family.
Sorry to hear about Danny’s passing prayers for you all.
So sorry to hear this. Praying for all of you.
Danny was a part of many memories from Clay County. My condolences to Donna and to the rest of his family. He was a good part of my parents’ life. I remember him from childhood as a peacemaker and a friend.
I will always remember Danny for his sense of humor and big heart. Sending love to the McAllister family during this time. What a man, what a loss.
We were very sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Our sympathy to Donna and family for your loss. I have always valued my memories of Danny during our high school years. Danny was a special person and will be greatly missed.
We are truly sorry for your loss. He always had a smile. God bless
We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with Danny’s Family
Donna, so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Donna, Anthony, Tim and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was a good man. May God comfort you is my prayer.
Sending all my hugs and prayers to all the McAllister's....May God lay a hand on all of you and ease your pain!!
So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy
Condolences to each family member. He sure live visiting and any "eating" get together....for the food and fellowship. We always enjoyed him so much. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers.
Played football with Danny. He was the biggest player and the nicest man on our team. Stan
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers
There are no words to describe what this man meant to 1st my grandpa,and after his passing Danny and my dad became best friends, my condolences and prayers to his family and he was one of the best human beingsI've ever known,I bet there all 3 having a noisy reunion in heaven
To know a McAllister, is to love a McAllister. We're so sorry for your loss. The world was a better place with Danny in it. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Danny was a very special guy in our lives. He was a great co-pilot in the tow truck and always enjoyed riding along. He never missed a beat in giving Tim a hard time and always enjoyed doing so. We will truly miss him.
Danny will be forever missed by the Kneff area - for he was the "PILLAR OF THE COMMUNIITY"!!!! Always helpful, with good advice. Always willing to lend a helping hand. Danny was a great example for every citizen to follow. We will greatly miss him.
Prayers and Good Thoughts for the FAMILY
Our deepest sympathies in these difficult times, prayers for comfort for the family.
We are so very sorry for your loss Donna. 💕💕
RIP Danny always Enjoyed our Conversations. And all the Help with Fire Department
I had the pleasure of knowing Danny most of my life. Such a wonderful person and always willing to help out with whatever problem you had. Truly be missed and please accept our deepest sympathy.
Donna & family. Danny was a good friend & neighbor to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Praying the memories of this good hearted man will help get you through the times ahead. We Love you ❤️
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. What a good hearted soul he was. Wishing your family comfort and peace.
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna and family—-sorry for your loss, I played football With Danny in high school; he was a good player and a Good friend.
He was a wonderful gentleman and a great friend, I was glad to have known him. He will be dearly missed.
So sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers arexwith you all
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences to each and everyone of Danny’s family. He was a kindhearted hardworking man. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around you all to comfort you during the difficult days ahead. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers
Hello friends Donna and family. We all are so sorry to hear about our good friend, Danny. He was such a great Christian fellow and friend. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis
My prayers to you all. Danny was a wonderful person!!!
So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Always in my heart. 💙✝️💚
I have great memories of Danny and Donna when I was young. Danny was a great person to be around and a hard worker. Danny and Donna always were kind to me and were both a great witness for our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Thanks and may God bless and comfort the family during this time.
Sorry for your loss, you will be in our prayers.