Death of Golden Wetzel McCallister


GOLDEN WETZEL MCCALLISTER, 75, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Friday, April 30, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1935, in West Hamlin, a son of the late Lonnie McCallister and Luna Lucas McCallister. Mr. McCallister graduated from Guyan Valley High School. In later years, he attended Cabell County Trade School, where he studied blueprint and drafting. He was a retired machinist/supervisor for Kerr Glass Company and a machine trade instructor for Cabell County Career and Technical Center. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elvin, Cledith and Herman McCallister. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Georgia Williamson McCallister; three sons, Gary (Bernita), Mitchell (Amber) and Jeffrey (Kathy); one brother, Emery; four sisters, Vicie Albright, Evelyn Frazier, Loreda Bias and Laanna Crawford. He was a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church. He was current Master and four time past Master of Western Star Lodge No. 11 A.F. & A.M. He was a Deputy Grand Lecturer, Grand Representative of Montana and was the elected 113th Grand Master of Masons of West Virginia. He was a member of Royal Arch Masons, where he served as Grand High Priest and Grand Lecturer. Also a member of the Knights Templars, Red Cross of Constantine, Beni Kedem Temple, the Scotish Rite and Faithful Forty. He was an avid hunter and outdoors man and enthusiast of American Quarter Horses. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, with Tim Yates officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, with Masonic Services by the Grand Lodge of West Virginia. Members of the Western Star No. 11 Lodge will serve as pallbearers. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Western Star Lodge No. 11 at 222 Richmond Street, Huntington, WV 25702. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at