COVID claims beloved driver
McCallister was known for his jokes and pranks
December 16, 2021
Among the Mason County school bus drivers, James L. McCallister was known as a joker and prankster who was great with kids and took new drivers under his wing.
COVID claimed the life of the 58-year-old Elma resident on Dec. 4, leaving a hole at the Mason County Transportation Cooperative bus barn across the street from Shelton High School.
On Friday, the bus drivers paid tribute to their fallen co-worker with a parade of buses that filed past the schools in the Shelton School District. McCallister was known for wearing bandanas on his head, and his colleagues wore them in his honor.