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Scott Winter McCallister, 62

Scott Winter McCallister, 62, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. Scott was born in Columbus, OH and grew up in Titusville, FL. He was a graduate of Astronaut High School and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Eastern Kentucky University where he played football and was recognized as an All-American Tailback.

Scott married Elizabeth Morgan on April 14, 1979, and they were married for thirty-five years until Beth’s death in 2014. Scott and Beth had two children. He was an incredible father who was always involved in his children’s lives, particularly through coaching and passing on his love of sports.

Scott married his wife Rebecca on September 2, 2017. They enjoyed traveling adventures, being with family and friends and life on the lake.

Scott has lived in Lake Asbury since 1994. He loved to fish and living on the lake was a dream come true for him. Scott was creative and resourceful and was always doing some sort of project around the house. Scott was a past employee with Waste Management and retired from Republic Services in 2013. Along with Rebecca, he was a member of Grace Anglican Church in Fleming Island.

Scott was preceded in death by his wife, Beth; his father, K.G. McCallister; his brother, Kenny McCallister; and his beloved cousin, Greg Collinsworth. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca McCallister; mother, Betty McCallister; daughter, Lindsey McCallister Strickland and her husband, Seth; and son, Michael McCallister and his wife Danielle; and one grandson, Fischer.

Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Grace Anglican Church of Fleming Island, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Scott’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 98018, Washington DC, 20090 or online at

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

  • Deborah Perez

    I am very fortunate to have worked with Scott in the past. He was a great man, father and friend. Your family is in our prayers. Deb Perez

  • Laura K. Storey

    Beautifully written!! Scott was one of a kind and gone way too soon! He will be missed by many!!
    Thinking about the entire McCallister Family!!
    ox The Storey Family

  • Warren Smith

    Scott was a long time business associate. But, more importantly he was a long time friend. He will be greatly missed.

  • Lucky Poochies

    Scott was a role model and mentor for the Poochie’s family, and especially for heather and I. Scott was definitely creative in his engineering! as it says in the obituary. He was very generous to let us borrow his brain so often to solve impossible problems. And his words of wisdom would always hit the mark for me, right when I needed to hear them. And he was a great listener even more so. He always believed in us and motivated us. We sure will miss him. What an honor it was to know him! Thank you for everything Scott.
    David and Heather Kophamer; and the “old Poochie’s crew” who all loves you too and will remember you forever.