Funeral services for Marion T. Allison, age 89, of Howe, Texas will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Howe, Texas. Burial will follow at Akers Cemetery in Sherman, TX.
Marion passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman, TX.
He was born on September 9, 1929 to the late Truitt and Lou Ellen Allison of Sherman, TX.
Marion was married for 67 years to Nelda (Stone) Allison of Howe, TX where they made their home. He was a Department Manager at Burlington Industries for 38 years until the plant closed in 1986. He then went to work for Remcor Industries in Howe where he worked for 28 plus years.
Marion was a member of First Baptist Church in Howe where he served as a Deacon for a number of years, a member of The Masonic Lodge, and he also served on the Howe City Council. Marion served for two years in the United States Army serving 17 months in Germany during the Korean War.
He loved fixing motors of any kind and visiting with the farmers when they came to the shop at Remcor. Lately, he has been joining some of the men at The Donut Shoppe for coffee. Marion had lots of kids at Church who thought he was the Bubble Gum Man.
He is survived by his wife, Nelda Allison of Howe, TX and two children: daughter, Debbie Gray and husband Lenny of Pilot Point, TX, and son, Steve Allison and wife Sherry of Howe, TX; four grandchildren: Brad Gray and wife Melissa of Moore, OK, Brent Gray of Pilot Point, TX, Eric Allison and wife Samantha of Howe, TX and Troy Allison and wife Lynley of Dallas, TX. Marion is also survived by his 11 great-grandchildren, Skylar, Landry and Cooper Gray of Moore, OK, Zoey and Reece Gray of Pilot Point, TX, Truitt, Bennett, and Ellyn Allison of Howe, TX, and Haylee, Kenzie and Levi Allison of Dallas, TX. He is survived by his brother: Don Allison and wife Cindy of Bedford, TX, two sisters: Charlotte Huntsman and husband Jimmy of Howe, TX, and Mary Gorden of Carrolton, TX, and sisters in law: Pat Allison of Howe, TX and Mary Grace Allison of Sherman, TX.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Phillip, Ray, Dean, and Homer Allison.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church in Howe, TX.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 4th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Waldo Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman, TX.
The online register book may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com
Friday, January 04, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at WALDO FUNERAL HOME
619 N. Travis
Sherman, Texas 75090
Saturday, January 05, 2019
10:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Howe
100 W. Davis
Howe, TX 75459