It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of a long time Wooldridge Boats employee, Marty McAllister.
Marty had been with Wooldridge Boats for 35 years. Marty was also a dear friend and considered family to us all. Marty passed away yesterday on Mother’s Day at the age of 55 due to an apparent heart attack while working in his flower garden. Marty will be deeply missed for his fun personality, can-do attitude, faithfulness, humor, quick wit and give you the shirt off his back attitude.
Marty was loyal. As loyal as anyone could be. If you needed a hand, he would be there. He had a huge soft heart that was ready to give wherever there was a need. His love and devotion to his family was sincere and steadfast as it was proven through some very tough last couple of years. He lost his grandson Gabe at just almost a year old while during the same time being there for his beloved wife Geri as she battled cancer. Marty was by her side and took wonderful care of her at their home through the last stages of that terrible disease. Geri passed away nine months ago.
Marty was a fantastic father to three boys: Shane, Nick and Spencer. He also had three grandchildren who were the light of his life. He was the first to show you a photo or brag on his kids or grandkids.
Marty never missed the opportunity to dish out a one liner or sarcastic remark. Each time he made you shake your head and laugh. He had a huge personality which was a lot of fun. The more he ribbed you about something, the more you knew he liked ya.
The silver lining is that we know that Marty knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior and he is now in Heaven with Geri and Gabe. He will be deeply missed.
Please keep his three sons Shane, Nick and Spencer and their families in your prayers.
Thank you for reading this unfortunate news and also for your warm thoughts and prayers.
Added on 05/12/2014
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