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Harry William McAllister

November 19, 1957 - April 13, 2021



Harry William McAllister of LeRoy passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Spectrum Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. He was 63.

Harry was born November 19, 1957 in Jackson, Michigan to Harry J. and Eleanor Mae (Harbaugh) McAllister and they preceded him in death.

Harry graduated from Harrison High School. He was well known and well loved as the “Little Debbie Man.” Harry was an independent distributor for McKee Foods for over 30 years. In his younger years Harry raced dirt bikes and won multiple state championships. Harry was generous, kind hearted and never met a stranger. He was hard working; whether it was as an aspiring farmer or working on a project.

He is survived by his children, Jamie (Sohail Siddique) McAllister of Texas and Shawn (Jordyn) McAllister of Clare; his significant other, Kerri Voorhees of LeRoy and her daughter, Rachel (Toby) Voorhees of Dowagiac; eight grandchildren; his siblings: Ron McAllister of Tennessee, Rick McAllister and Ruth Ann Nortley all of Adrian, Michigan and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Ann McAllister.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 21442 LeRoy Road, LeRoy, Michigan 49655. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Osceola County Animal Control or Wexford County Shelter Shares.

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Guest Book

  • Bob and Julie Morgan - Apr 15th, 2021 11:12 am

    "Such a great guy. Had lots of fun and laughed with him and Kerri. 💙"

  • Shelly Harwell - Apr 15th, 2021 11:40 am

    "So glad to have known you for the past few decades Harry. You were such a good man who touches the lives of many. Rest In Peace, friend. "

  • Roxe Gustafson - Apr 15th, 2021 1:29 pm

    "Harry was such and good and kind man. Would always be willing to help you all you had to do is ask. He always talked about his family with love and pride. He loved Kerri with all his heart. You will be missed by all. RIP. "

  • Kirk Weir - Apr 15th, 2021 3:49 pm

    "What a great guy. Harry you will truly be missed. Will miss our Saturday breakfasts and work safety breaks. Until we meet again for another safety break R.I.P. my friend. Thoughts and prayers to Kerri and your family. RIP Harry (aka little debbie)"

  • Janet Leggett - Apr 15th, 2021 4:48 pm

    "I'm so sorry for your loss Kerri. Thinking about you and his family during this difficult time. Hugs and Prayers.."

  • Jim Yost Sr - Apr 15th, 2021 5:41 pm

    "Will miss Harry,lots of lunches at the Jackpine."

  • Steve Musselman - Apr 16th, 2021 8:55 am

    "Worked with Harry for years, will miss his positive demeanor and agreeable nature."

  • Brandon VanderVelde - Apr 16th, 2021 8:55 am

    "You will be missed Harry, such a great person and friend. "

  • Ruth Ann Nortley - Apr 16th, 2021 10:00 am

    "Kerri, I love Harry too. I have to believe what he told me when our mother died, "She is in a better place." Kerri sometimes you just have to put it in God's hands. Harry has great kid, he will live on through his children and grandchildren. That is my comfort zone. Kind Regards, Ruth Ann"

  • Ruth Ann Nortley - Apr 16th, 2021 10:02 am

    "Jamie and Shawn, My heart goes out to you two and your young families. I am sure you know how much I am going to miss your father, my little brother. I am available to you two 24/7 at 517-266-8724. Your loving, Aunt Ruth Ann"

  • Beverly Bullard Kline - Apr 16th, 2021 11:48 am

    "So sorry to hear of his passing. He was truly a wonderful man."

  • don and shannon shooter - Apr 16th, 2021 1:47 pm

    "harry we will be friends for ever"

  • Greg Wilson - Apr 20th, 2021 2:14 pm

    "I My partner and I brought the Little Debbies to Harry every week. He was always there Monday morning to say hello and to tell us about what was going on in his life. Buying more cows, short vacation trips he took and ones that he wanted to take. He should have worked for the Michigan board of tourism because he was always trying to get us to come to Michigan on vacation. His happy personality and caring spirit always left us anticipating our next trip to Michigan. He will be greatly missed. We do have this wonderful hope that we will see Harry again soon. Remember John 14:2-3"

  • Ann Morton Whitman - May 5th, 2021 2:43 pm

    "Graduated with Harry from Harrison High School in 1977! Was shocked upon hearing of his death from a friend. Was hoping to see Harry at the next class reunion. Harry had a great sense of humor and will surely be missed. Prayers to you my friend!"

  • Bonnie Shue - May 8th, 2021 8:20 am

    "My husband Bob and I first met Harry known them days as "Little Harry," he was in school. We both liked Harry very much as he was such a great young man! We were friends of the family for many years! Had lost contact with Harry when we moved to Florida. Recently on Facebook I was able to talk once again to him. So sorry for your loss Kerri as well as his children, brothers and sister. Till we meet again you are in my thoughts and prayers."

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