Douglas ‘Denver’ McAlister


Douglas “Denver” McAlister, 79, of Cleveland, went to his Heavenly home on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 27, 1943, to the late Clifford and Clara McAlister of Charleston. Denver was the grandson of Jim and Francis Wright and George “Mac” and Emma McAlister.

Denver retired from Olin Chemicals in Charleston after 25 years of service. He enjoyed collecting and trading guns, hunting, woodworking and “treasure hunting” at estate sales with his loving wife, Mary McAlister. He and Mary enjoyed many motorcycle adventures with family and friends throughout the years. Denver was a member of Council Baptist Church in Charleston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Left to cherish his memories, are his wife of 48 wonderful years, Mary Cameron-McAlister; children, David (Rhonda) McAlister, Richard (Pam) McAlister, George McAlister, Mark (Donna) Cameron, Kathy Cameron Coker and David (Opal) Cameron; grandchildren, Chad (Jana) Cameron, Tiffany (Dustin) McAlister-Sims, Daniel (Ashley) McAlister, Denver (Hannah) Coker, Hannah Coker, Montana Cameron, Colton Cameron, Rachel McAlister, Alyssa McAlister, Andrew McAlister, Grace McAlister and Jordyn McAlister; great-grandchildren, Kynslei Sims, Kyra Sims, Lance Sims, Lyla Sims, Duke Sims, Dylauni Sims, Kalynn Cameron, Anastyn Cameron, Lucy McAlister, June McAlister, Mason McAlister and Steele McAlister; nieces and nephews, Keith McAlister, Kim McAlister-Covington (Charlie), Ephram McAlister, Eric McAlister, Chas Covington (Leanna); and cousins, Margie McAlister, John Moore, Dean (Bertha) McAlister and Glenn (Wylene) McAlister. Denver will be remembered by numerous relatives and friends.

The family will receive family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on  Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home, 2415 N Ocoee St., Cleveland, TN 37311. 

Immediately following visitation, a Celebration of Life service will begin at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will occur at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Council Baptist Church Cemetery in Charleston. Serving as pallbearers are grandsons, Chad Cameron, Daniel McAlister, Andrew McAlister, Dustin Sims, Lance Sims, Colton Cameron and Montana Cameron.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Douglas “Denver” McAlister may be made to the Council Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1415 Upper River Road NE, Charleston, TN 37310 (

The family would like to thank Remember Me Senior Care, Signature Healthcare and Hearth Hospice for their compassionate care provided to Denver and his family.

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