The retired Rev. Gerald Nicholas McAllister, former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, died Tuesday. He was 91.
McAllister served as bishop of the Oklahoma diocese from 1977 to 1989.
He was born in San Antonio on Feb. 16, 1923.
He graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained to the diaconate on Sept. 30, 1953. He married Helen Black Teague two days later. He was ordained to the priesthood on Sept. 24, 1954.
McAllister served in the Diocese of West Texas at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Raymondville, Texas, as a deacon from 1953-54; priest-in-charge at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Victoria, Texas, from 1958-63; canon to the bishop of West Texas from 1963-70; and rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio from 1970-77.
In 1967, McAllister was celebrant at the White House wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, to Marine Capt. Charles Robb.
Memorial Eucharist for McAllister will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E Pecan Street, San Antonio. A memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City will be held at a later date.