Don Allison – March 18, 2011


Don Allison, 66, died Friday, March 18, 2011 in Amarillo.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd with Pastor Larry Dunlap officiating.
Don Allison was born March 27, 1944, to Frank and Frances Allison in Littlefield.  He graduated from Littlefield High School and attended West Texas State University.
He married Kathie Sharp in 1979.
In his career, he held positions with Sears, Montgomery Ward and Texas Panhandle Builders Association before retiring from Bell Construction in 2007.
Don loved his family.  He was an avid fisherman, enjoying tournament fishing with friends.  He remembered every lure, rock, tree and lake where he caught his fish.
Survivors include his wife, Kathie; daughters Melissa (Jeff) Root, Erin (David) Cairns; grandchildren, Ashley (T.C.)  Floyd, Jaycee Anderson, J. T. and Devon Cairns, all of Amarillo; and Nicole Root of Oklahoma City; sister Jean Brown of Hot Springs Village, AR; and nephews Brad and Kendall (Darla) Brown of St. Louis, MO; brother-in-law, Jim White of Amarillo; sister-in-law, Barbara (Monte) Fielding of Amarillo; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association; St. Jude Children’s Hospital; or to the Amarillo Chapter of the Red Cross.

0 Replies to “Don Allison – March 18, 2011”

  1. Kathy and family,
    We just heard of Don’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Al has lots of fishing memories with Don.
    Our Prayers are with you at this time.
    Al and Jeanne Sternenberg

  2. We did not know that Don was ill. Our sincerest condolences to Kathie, Melissa and family. God bless.
    Rod and Marilyn Phillips

  3. Melissa, Jaycee & Jeff,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD be with you now and always.

  4. We sure share your sadness..Didn’t know Don was that ill..God’s Blessings to you and the family..let me know if I can do anything for you.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Don was a very good friend and we enjoyed fishing with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Dear Kathie and families, my heart aches with yours in this loss and I so regret being unable to be with you all now.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your precious daddy, Melissa. I felt like I knew him from your stories about him. I know your heart is broken. I am here if you need anything. I love you and miss you. Cathy

  8. Melissa,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Curtis, Jettie, Michael & Bradley

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