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Preston Scott McAllister passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, with his family by his bedside.
Scott was born January 15, 1944, in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Gladys Wilson McAllister and James McAllister. He married Sharon Bobb September 30, 1963, at New Hope Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana.
He retired from Cummins, Inc. January 1, 1996, after 34 years of service as an application engineer, and was self employed as an engineering consultant exclusively with Cummins from 1996 through March of 2012. Scott was actively involved in church activities at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, having served on several outreach and mission projects. He also served as an officer and chairman of several service projects with the Columbus and Seymour Jaycees from 1969 through 1975.
Scott enjoyed traveling, playing golf, watching college basketball,working on home improvement projects and most of all, spending time with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Scott is survived by his children, Sonya McAllister (Scott Sumner) of Solana Beach, California, Rick McAllister of Seymour and Tony McAllister (Amy Fleming) of Edina, Minnesota. He was known as “Giggy” to his grandsons, Owen Patrick McAllister and Reid William McAllister of Edina, Minnesota. His sister, Mary Cress, of Lexington, Indiana, also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Fred McAllister.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Camp Lakeview or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Voss Chapel in Seymour, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at Voss Chapel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg and the Rev. Mark Teike, officiating.
Private family burial will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Web site at www.vossfuneralservice.com.