Funeral services for Jesse Knox McAlister, age 90 of Taft, will be conducted Sunday at 3 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Harvell officiating. Burial will follow in Blanche Cemetery beside his wife Inez McAlister who passed away in 2005. Mr. McAlister passed away Wednesday in Huntsville Hospital.
He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late John William and Agnes Moore McAlister. Mr. McAlister was a farmer and a member of the Unity Church of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter: Patsy Rogers and husband Jackson of Taft, grandson Mac Rogers and wife Jana of Taft, granddaughter Cathy Lowe and husband Duane of Lebanon, great-grandchildren: Bailey Lowe, Gabrielle Lowe, Knox Rogers, Jack Lowe and Elijah Rogers, sisters: Anna Marshall and husband Gordon of Fayetteville and Gracie Drennon of Fayetteville and special friend and caregiver Janice Smith.
Mr. McAlister was preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Carl McAlister, Herman McAlister, Rachel Smith, Alberta Smith, Inez Hopkins, Nettie Moffett, Bertha Hopkins, and Juell Young.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Unity Church of Christ Building Fund or Lincoln County FFA Scholarship Fund.
Patsy and family. So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I know how you are hurting. Losing our “Daddy” is extremely hard but you know he is with our Heavenly Father and that makes it OK. You are in our prayers. Ronnie and Eloise
Patsy, You and your husband have been wonderful caregivers for your Dad. Please accept my sympathy.
Patsy & Mac & family: I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time. God Bless, Jerry & Narlenne Beddingfield & Family
‘So sorry to hear of Mr. McAlister’s passing. Patsy, I understand how it is to be an only child and lose both parents. May God be with you. Because He Lives, Amy S. Osteen
Dear Patsy and to all of the family members of Knox McAlister;
There needs to be comfort in the fact that all who knew Mr. Knox had a friend with a ready smile and warm greeting. All who had business dealings were treated honestly and he gave his best to his family, always. All my memories are good and I remember the wonderful times in the kirkland community with the rook and ice cream parties knox and Inez hosted at their cabin. Such fun.
Our parting is such sweet sorrow, missing our loved one and at the same time knowing there is no more suffering and that they are going to a better place to be with friends and family who have gone on before and to be in the presence of God. The grace, peace and love of God is what gives us strength and comfort to continue until our time comes to join those gone before us. That should be the desire of everyone.
My best wishes to all of you, always.
Patsy, Mac, & Cathy,
Your dad (g’dad) was one in a million. Our prayers and sympathies are with you all.
Bob & Cindy Dunivan
I was so sorry to learn of your father’s death. I know he had a long and fruitful life – and I am sure you have a wealth of wonderful memories to share with family and friends.
May God comfort and keep you during this difficult time.
While you can never lose a parent and not be saddened, at the same time I know you are celebrating the fact that your daddy is exploring his new home. and there is a great celebration going on as he is reunited with those who arrived ahead of him. You have been such a loving and caring daughter and I know it was such a comfort to him to never have a doubt that you would be there for him. He was blessed to have you as a daughter. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way. I love you!
Sending our deepest sympathy to all the family. We know that Mr. McAlister will be missed by so many.
We pray that your wonderful memories will bring comfort to you.
May God Bless You,
Tim & Dora Barnes
Patsy and Family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. You have been such a faithful daughter and caregiver and I know what a difficult time you have had – but with no regrets!
We have wonderful memories and have to stay strong. Know you are loved and you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you,