Jack Alfred McAllister of Copperopolis, CA, died suddenly at his home early Monday morning October 13, 2014, from complications relating to a recent illness. He was 79. Jack is survived by his three sons: Steven and Bill of Copperopolis and Jim in Seattle. He is also survived by a granddaughter Jayme who also lives in Seattle. His older brother Bob resides in Clearlake.
Jack attended Manteca High School where he was a four sport star. Jack and his future wife, Joyce, graduated with the Manteca High Class of 1954. In 1959 Jack started a 30 year career for the California Department of Corrections.as a correctional officer. His career took him to Susanville, Jamestown, Soledad and Blythe. In 1966 the family settled in Oakdale, CA, while Jack and Joyce worked at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown. They remained until 1989 when Jack retired, and he and Joyce moved to Copperopolis, CA.
A memorial for Jack will be held at the home of Brett and Diane Dickerson, in Oakdale, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11am. You may contact his son Steven McAllister for details.