Edgar Ray McAlister
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Edgar Ray McAlister
  • December 5, 1935 - August 10, 2017
  • Lewisville, Texas

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Edgar Ray McAlister, PhD, 81, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Lewisville, TX. Dr. McAlister, “Daddy Ray” to friends and family alike was born in Texarkana, Arkansas to Edgar Odis McAlister and Gladys Agee McAlister. After graduating from Texarkana Texas High School, Dr. McAlister earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harding University and North Texas State University, respectively. Dr. McAlister was awarded a PhD in Marketing and Credit Management from The Ohio State University in 1963. Dr. McAlister was a Professor Emeritus of the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the faculty from 1963 until his retirement in 2005.



Dr. McAlister is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Anita, their four children, Stephen McAlister, Deanna Spence, Stuart McAlister, and Mark McAlister, nine grandchildren, and his sister, Robin Rachel.