Official Obituary of

Eugene "Red" McAllister

August 18, 1937 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Eugene "Red" McAllister Obituary

Eugene “Red” McAllister lost his battle with Parkinson’s on March 13, 2024, in Greensboro, Georgia. He was born in Genesee Township, Penn. on August 18, 1937. He resided in Wellsville, New York until he enlisted in the  Air Force as a member of the Military Police. He was stationed in Homestead, Florida, where he met his wife Ann and made it his home. In 1959, Red joined the Homestead Police Department as a motorcycle officer. In 1962, he was promoted to Detective. In 1968, Red was honored as Officer of the Year. For the following three decades, he served as Chief of Police for the Miami-Dade School Police Department. Red loved his church and was an active Silver Palm United Methodist Church member, teaching the adult Sunday school for over 40 years.

Red is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Agnes McAllister, two sisters, Phyllis and Rachel, two brothers, Don and Corky, and a son-in-law, Chuck Fitch. Red is survived by his wife, Ann, one brother, Ron, and three children, Becky Fitch, Cissy D’Azevedo (Jim), and  Rick McAllister (Mindy). Three grandchildren: Jimmy (Michelle), Julie (Shane), and Eric; six great-grandchildren: Steven (Bella), Alexis (Dan), Nicholas, Hailey, Kylie, and Emily; and a large extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Silver Palm United Methodist Church Red McAllister Memorial or the Homestead Fl. Soup Kitchen. No service is planned at this time.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register

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