Roy William Allison, age 87 of Manchester, Tennessee, entered his Eternal Home on December 28, 2012.
Mr. Allison was very proud of being a farmer and loved his John Deere tractors. He was a row crop farmer, dairy farmer and raised chickens for Tyson, Inc. Farming was his full-time job, however, he also worked at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) with A.R.O., sold livestock feed for Martha White Feeds and drove a school bus for the Coffee County School System until he retired at age 71.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Cyrus David Allison and Hattie Reed Allison; sisters, Ruby Allison and Hazel Allison Haggard; brother, Harley B. Allison and great-granddaughter, Esther Isabella “Bella” Allison.
Mr. Allison was a lifetime member of the Asbury United Methodist Church where he was the song leader for over 50 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Emma Imogene Wells Allison of Manchester, TN; son, William Herschel Allison of Manchester, TN; daughters, Cleta Allison Jenkins and her husband Roger of Decatur, AL and Jelinda Allison Rose and her husband Wayne of Manchester, TN; sister, Thelma Jean Allison Chisam of Hillsboro, TN; five grandchildren, William Jeremy Allison (Michelle), Angela Jenkins Dorris (Jason), Joshua Allison, Amanda Jenkins and Julie Allison; four great-grandchildren, McKenzie Allison, Olivia Dorris, Audrenia Dorris and Ashton Allison who is “on the way”; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service was conducted on Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Day and Reverend Beth Ezelle officiating.
Burial followed at the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.