Mr. H. Lynn McAlister

Mr. H. Lynn McAlister, age 71, of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on July 27, 1952 in Patriot, Indiana. He was raised in Patriot, Indiana and was the son of, Howard Lewis “Whitey” McAlister, whom preceded him in death and Vera Louise (Kinman) McAlister. Lynn attended the Patriot High School where he played basketball. Lynn graduated in 1970 from the Switzerland County High School. Lynn was inducted into the United States Army National Guard on April 18, 1970 in North Vernon, Indiana. He received the Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M16 and the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal. Lynn was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist Fourth Class on April 17, 1976 in North Vernon, Indiana. Lynn was united in marriage to Cathy Lynn Gridley on March 28, 1981 in Vevay, Indiana. Lynn and Cathy shared nearly 48 years together and was blessed with two sons, BJ and Dan. Lynn owned and operated alongside his parents business, McAlister Excavating Company in Patriot, Indiana, since 1971. Lynn was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #181 of Henderson, Kentucky. Lynn was also a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Lynn was always so proud of his sons and loved watching BJ coach high school basketball. He loved and adored his grandchildren and attending their sporting events. Lynn enjoyed mowing and bush hogging, as well as, tinkering on his 1934 Chevy Sedan. Lynn loved spending time with his family and socializing with his friends. Lynn passed away with his loving family by his side at 6:10 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2023, at his residence.

Lynn will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Cathy Lynn (Gridley) McAlister of Patriot, IN; his sons, BJ McAlister and his companion, Jensen Ricke of New Albany, IN and Dan McAlister and his wife, Kodi of Patriot, IN; his grandchildren, Lainie, Landon and Lynleigh “Lou Lou” McAlister; his mother, Vera Louise (Kinman) McAlister of Patriot, IN; his brother, Steve McAlister and his wife, Sheila of Rising Sun, IN; his nieces, nephews and cousins and his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Diane Karagory and her husband, Randy of Scarborough, ME, Toni and Tim Young of Center Square, IN, Bridget Gridley of Vevay, IN, April Gridley and her daughter, Mattea of Vevay, IN and David Gridley of Vevay, IN.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Lewis “Whitey” McAlister, died June 13, 2004; his mother-in-law, Wilma “Mickey” Gridley, died February 7, 1971 and his father-in-law, Oliver David Gridley, died October 9, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m, Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the H. Lynn McAlister Memorial Fund c/o Cathy McAlister. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.