BOYD WILLIAM MCCALLISTER, age 88, of Washington CH, peacefully passed into the arms of his Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Autumn Years Nursing Facility in Sabina.
He was born on April 12, 1934 in Scioto County to the late William Frederick and Leona Jane (Bowen) McCallister. He was a 1953 graduate and Valedictorian of Northwestern High School in Raymond, Ohio and then attended The Ohio State University where he played in the first basketball game held at St. John’s Arena, Boyd worked as a Route Salesman for Pennington Bakery for thirty-six years; after retirement from the Bakery, he drove a bus for Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Mainstream in Franklin County for nine additional years. He played basketball and baseball in high school, he enjoyed drawing, antiquing, spending time with his family and grandchildren, and was an avid Ohio State fan.
In addition to his parents, Boyd was preceded in death by his siblings, Lewis, Oval, Elba, and Eileen.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Roberta Loy (Lewis) McCallister; his children, John (Mae) McCallister, Jeff (Mary Beth) McCallister, Julie (Richard) Hughes, Joe (Elaine) McCallister, and James (Joy) McCallister; step-children, David (Cynthia) Lusignolo, and Rebecca (Stuart) White; and the mother of his children, MaryAnn McCallister. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Summers Funeral Home with Pastor John Pfeifer officiating with burial to follow at the Highlawn Cemetery. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday morning from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com