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.