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William Arthur McAllister

William “Bill” McAllister, 74, a resident of Granville County since 1979, passed away Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at Treyburn Rehabilitation Center in Durham.

Bill was born October 28, 1944 to the late Raymond J. McAllister and Leatice D. McAllister. Bill served in the US Navy and was a Vietnam veteran .

In 1984 Bill started Bet-Mac Steel Company (named for his wife Betty) and shortly after that, Bill took Ken Wilson into the company as his business partner. The company is now known as Bet-Mac/ Wilson Steel Inc. in Creedmoor. Ken was not just Bill’s business partner but has been his good friend and “brother” all these years.

A private graveside service will be held in Carolina Memorial Gardens by Pastor Al Sholar.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Betty McAllister of the home; daughters, Linda Odgen of Chula Vista, Ca., Robyn Quesada of Comanche, OK, and son, Stephen Kirby, and his wife Joy, of Creedmoor; six grandchildren, Amber Odgen, of Chula Vista, Ca., Brandon Howard, Kitty Howard, Andrew Quesada and Savanah Quesada all of Norwalk, Ca., and Matthew Kirby of Creedmoor,

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Theda Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Transitions Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.


  • Tammie Merrill Posted May 7, 2020 6:51 pm

    Betty, My thoughts an prayers are with you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Judy Clark Posted May 9, 2020 1:34 pm

    My prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap His arms around you and your family through this time and give you peace that only He can give.

  • Terry Voss Posted May 9, 2020 10:38 pm

    I’m with you in thoughts and prayers . My heart breaks for you all and this time. He’s at rest and anew in spirit. Godspeed Bill the fishing is eternal.

  • Stacey and David Hidson Posted May 11, 2020 9:35 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. We knew Mr. Bill from the lake. He was such a sweet man full of life who loved to fish. He would always surprise my kids with doughnuts. He will be missed greatly!

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