Gerald W. McAllister, 73, Hays, formerly of Great Bend, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born May 28, 1944, in Gillette, Wyo., to William Charles and Eloise (Robinson) McAllister

He worked in the oilfield and later retired from STI, as a truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Mike McAllister, Longmont, Colo., and David McAllister, Olathe; a daughter, Jaime McAllister, Great Bend; two brothers, Mike McAllister, Seattle and John McAllister, Oakland, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, John McAllister.

Graveside services will take place at a later date in Moorcroft, Wyo.

There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place.

Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, is in charge of arrangements.

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