Cecil R. McAllister

Dec 1, 2020
McAllister, Cecil


Family Graveside services will be held at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo with military honors by the United States Navy and the Evansdale AmVets Post #31



Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


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Cecil Ray McAllister, 75, of Waterloo, IA, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at UnityPoint Health--Allen Hospital. 

He was born June 9, 1945 in Amagon, AR; the son of Cecil and Bonnie J. (Earls) McAllister. He served in the United States Navy SeaBees, receiving an honorable discharge on September 24, 1970.

Cecil worked as a machinist for John Deere & Co. for 30 years until his retirement on May 31, 2001.

He is survived by his children, Christina Carney of Monticello, Charlina Hurt of Cedar Rapids, Holly (Craig) Hintzman of Cedar Falls, and Heidi (Craig) Engelbrecht of Seattle, WA; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two brothers, David Scroggins of Waterloo and Rodger Scroggins of Cedar Rapids. Cecil is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clinton Scroggins.

Cecil was an incredibly creative person. From woodworking to building additions and decks, to landscaping and painting rocks... he could do anything. He particularly loved working with wood. In later years, he learned how to be a wood carver. He loved physical fitness and was good at every sport he tried.

Cecil was such a great storyteller. He would capture his audience with even a movie retelling. He had a gift of drawing people to himself. If you knew him, you loved him. Cecil loved his children fiercely and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was a private person who had a deep faith and a love for Jesus. His hugs were the absolute best. He will be dearly missed.


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  1. Wanda McAllister | Dec 06, 2020

     around  aS8L1Y  May God wrap His arms around Cecil's family and give you peace. You have my deepest sympathy and you are in my thoughts and prayers.




  2. Erin Engelbrecht | Dec 05, 2020
    My sympathies to your family. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you in this difficult time.

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