Raymond E. Allison

February 7, 2013

DEXTER, N.Y.  —  Raymond Earl Allison, 82, passed away Jan. 24, 2013. 

He was born May 10, 1930, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of Raymond Allison and Lena Schubert Allison.

Raymond served for 33 ˝ years in the Army/National Guard at Ft. Drum and was a Korean War veteran. 

After retirement he was an avid follower of his local sports teams ( both boys and girls) in New York and Florida, and received appreciation plaques for his attendance and guidance from the teams at Jefferson Community College, Stetson University and Seminole Community College, both in Florida.

The players called him “Coach” and many times he even rode the team bus with the players to out of town games. 

He and his wife enjoyed many years and hundreds of miles traveling across the U.S. visiting national parks, monuments, memorials and other interesting places. Raymond’s favorites were the redwood and sequoia trees.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Dolores M. Townsend Allison residing, Paisley, Fla.; three children, a son, David Allison, Paisley, Fla., a daughter, Deborah (David) Brigham, Dexter, a daughter, Peggy Allison, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, Carrie, Jason, Erik and Adam; three great-grandchildren, Riley, Lily and Alexis; a sister, Margaret Titus, Ft. Scott, Kansas; a brother, Clarence Allison, Belle Plaine, Kansas. 

He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Chester Allison, Witchita, Kansas, Mary Sharp, Pratt, Kansas, Frank Allison, Ft. Scott, Kansas, and Thelma Kendrick, Sedro Wooley, Wa.

Raymond was a family man first and foremost, and loved his wife and family dearly. We will miss him and love him forever and he will always be in our hearts.

There will be a memorial service at a later date and burial in Dexter Cemetery. 

Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moffit Cancer Center 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL. 33612 in Raymond’s name and or sign up for the Organ Donor Program as they were both very close to his heart. 

Information provided by Johnson Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.