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Douglas Willard Allison, 77, of Old Fort, NC transitioned to his Heavenly home peacefully while surrounded by his loving family. Following a brief illness, he fought hard to remain here with those he loved but on Saturday, January 15, 2022 the Good Lord took him home to be with his "beloved and beautiful" Donna Morris whom he missed dearly.
Doug was born, June 27, 1944 in Old Fort to the late Guy Meloy Allison and Clara Kate Eller Allison. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother David Allison, two sisters Janet Allison and Anita Broach and a son in law Nelson Branly. Doug is survived by a wonderful family including brother Marion Allison and wife Kaye; brother Alan Allison and wife Linda; sister Carole Overbay and husband Larry; sister Katie Lynn Allison; Michael Broach, husband to Anita; and Anne Allison, wife to David. Two daughters, Kimberlee Branly and Tara Broyhill with her husband Mike. Four amazing grandsons, Michael Whittington, Andrew Whittington, Zachary Branly and Connor Broyhill. A wonderful granddaughter, Charlotte Broyhill and a sweet great granddaughter Ava Branly. The loving mother of his children, Andrea Hulin. Doug was also blessed to have countless nieces and nephews and their extended families that gave him much joy.
After graduating from Old Fort High School in 1962, Doug attended Berea College in Kentucky, class of 1966. During his life, he worked for some great companies but was retired from MDI as a truck driver, a job he "truly enjoyed" for many years. In recent years, he returned to work for McDowell County Public Services "just to get out of the house a little" and he met some great people along the way. His work ethic and love for his family, especially "seeing all of those grandkids", travel, hunting and gardening kept him busy and brought such satisfaction to him.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. —Maya Angelou
Daddy sure had many of those moments and will be greatly missed here on this Earth but we shall meet again in Heaven; until then "may you have great blessings and find joy in all that you do, drive careful and I Love You!" 1 Corinthians 2:9
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 09, 2022 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Michael Whittington officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation towards the family to be used for the grandchildren's college funds.
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
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