Mark J. McAllister

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2/2/2017 12:00:00

2/2/2017 12:00:00

Mark J. McAllister, age 55, of Tiro, Ohio passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 8, 1961 to Keith B. McAllister and Shirley (Flood) Zimmerman. Mark graduated from Lexington High School. Music was his passion. He played in the HR Garn band and opening for Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He also played for his father’s band, the “Mark III Trio”, the Kicker Band and Full Circle Band.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley (Paul) Zimmerman of New Washington; sister, Amy (Thomas) Sweet of Tiro; brother, Morgan (Alicia) McAllister of St. George, Utah; nephew, Mason McAllister of St. George, Utah; step-mother, Barbara McAllister of Walla Walla, Washington; companion, Sandi Shelton of Galion; step-brother, Chad (Missti) Zimmerman of Marion; and 2 step-sisters, Staci (Brian) Ringle of Republic and Vicki (Patrick) Schmidt of Marion.
He is preceded in death by his father, Keith McAllister.
There will be a memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Mark’s family. Online condolences can be made to his family at


Sharon Kay Moore - Feb 18, 2017

Shirley, Paul and family – so-so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gene and Sharon Moore

Sandi shelton - Feb 6, 2017

Mark was the kindest most fun and beloved person in my life. After twenty seven years it was not nearly enough,he was agreat cook, beautiful singer and loved drumming, when anything went wrong he was there to take care of it the friends and his entire family all will have an empty place in there heart and until someday I will be with him again the pain is all I have left. Thanks to his family and all the friends that brought joy in our lives, I love you my mark someday we will be together again.

Marty Gottschling - Feb 6, 2017

Sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I still can recall his musical interests and abilities from our years at Lex. My condolances to all the family members for your loss.

Karen Altomonte - Feb 5, 2017

All my prayers Shirley and Amy. Lots of years have passed. I’m remembering when our kids were young and we would make those sloppy joe sandwiches and the curly fries. Lots and lots of good years with eternity around the corner. All my love GOD BLESS AND KKEEP YUE WELL. XOXOXOXOXO

candy and gabe - Feb 4, 2017

love and hugs sent to you all. Mark was a great guy and Gabe and I will really miss seeing him up at the Lake. Our prayers are with you all.

candy and gabe - Feb 4, 2017

Love to you all – Mark will be missed. So sorry.

Todd Edgerton - Feb 4, 2017

My sympathy to all. Many fond memories from our school days. Prayers, Todd Edgerton