McAlister retires after 32 years of service
After 32 ½ years, Randy McAlister retired from REC. McAlister served as District Line Worker for most of his career at REC. Prior to joining the District Line Workers, McAlister served as a groundman, Lineman 2nd Class, Lineman 1st Class and then became a Journeyman which allowed him to move to being a District Line Worker.
“I know everyone always mentions co-ops are like a family, but they really are, and I have always enjoyed being able to work with my friends who have also become family,” McAlister adds. “I have spent many years with my friends, and I am going to miss them the most.”
McAlister is looking forward to the freedom of his retirement where he can do what he wants and do some traveling. He and his wife Beverly are looking forward to spending time with their children and grandchildren who live in Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona.
“I will continue to be a part of the Special Olympics even though I am retiring,” McAlister adds. “I was helping with this event before I started working at the Co-op and I will continue long after – it is so rewarding. It is one event I encourage everyone to try. I promise you will walk away with a different perspective and glad you volunteered.”
As he moves into retirement, McAlister will reflect on friendships made, fellowship shared and the memories.