Jayme Edward McAlister

April 26, 1978 – Nov. 21, 2019

Funeral services for Jayme Edward McAlister, 41, of Gore, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Gore. Burial followed at Fields Cemetery in Porum under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Service Inc.

Mr. McAlister was born on April 26, 1978, in Pryor to Michael McAlister and Marla (Chapman) Turner. He passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Gore.

He was married to Telitha Summerilin on Sept. 7, 2002, in Gore.

He lost his dad at age 7 and overcame a troubled childhood, even at a young age seemed to know what he needed and who he needed to be surrounded by. He started living with his grandparents at age 12, When he was a freshman he adopted the family of Kenneth and Jane Standifird and their children, Scott, Greg, Kristen and Kellie. He was funny, almost goofy at times, always making us laugh with no filter. You knew where you stood with Jayme, he always told it like it was. He served in the Marine Corps from 1997 to 2001 as an E0352 Rifleman Leader. He commanded everyone’s attention without speaking. There was never a dull moment. He was always the life of the party and very persistent. Whatever he had in his head, he made it happen. He had an answer for any question you asked of him, and was always willing to help no matter the situation. Jayme was a giving and loving father, husband, son and brother who loved everyone. The world lost a great man and everyone should strive to be more like him. The world needs more men and women like Jayme.

Survivors are his wife, Telitha McAlister of the home; one son, Michael McAlister of the home; two daughters, Summer Baber of Henryetta and Honey McAlister of the home; two grandchildren; his mother, Marla of Clare-more; four sisters, Jaye Rogers of California, Manda Spears of Claremore, Gina Pavatt of Claremore and Karen Farrell of Tulsa; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; his adopted father and mother, Kenneth and Jane Standifird of Porum; brothers, Scott Standifird of Porum and Greg Standifird of Glenpool; and sisters, Kristen Cartwright and Kellie Berry both of Muskogee.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Active pallbearers were Greg Standifird, Scott Standifird, Dalton Perry, Ryan Summerlin, Wayne Cartwright and Dwayne Summerlin.

Honorary pallbearer was Cody Standifird.

Viewing was noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Agent Millsap Event Center in Gore. The family greeted from 6 to 8 p.m.

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