The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Obits

January 2, 2014

Glenn K. Allison

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Glenn Kay Allison, age 77, of Carthage, Mo., passed away on Jan. 1, 2014, after a six month long fight against cancer.

Glenn was born in Miller, Mo., June 4, 1936. He was the son of John Ernest Allison and Mildred (Kirby) Allison and the family resided in rural Greenfield, Mo., until 1944. Upon moving to Jasper County, he attended Underwood and Perseverance Schools and later three years at Carl Junction High School and transferred to Carthage High School his senior year. He also attended Missouri University for one year taking agriculture classes.

Glenn and Betty "Harrison" Allison were married in Miami, Okla., Nov. 22, 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Allison, of Carthage; daughter, Debbie  (Allison) Carter and husband, Peter Carter, of Carthage; daughter, Lisa Allison, of Tulsa, Okla.; two grandsons, Lathe Carter and wife, Brittany Carter, of Carthage and Landon Carter, of Carthage; two sisters, Nelda R. (Allison) Shirley and husband, John R. Shirley, of Joplin and Glenna J. (Allison) Dykens and husband, Raymond L. Dykens, of Fayette, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lyndall Allison; sister, Marilyn Mahurin; and a son, Russell Glenn Allison.

Glenn was employed earlier at Boeing, Wichita, Kan. and worked in construction.  He was a semi driver for Yellow Freight, Atlas Powder Company and DYNO Nobel.  The years with Atlas and DYNO were usually hauling explosives. He enjoyed his driving and the fellowship of his team members.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

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