• James A McAlister Funeral Home
    Charleston, SC
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Friday, March 11, 2016
In the fragrant fall of whispering rain
The Unspoken Voice, I heard my name...
And rising softly in morning dew
I soared up there, my spirit renewed
To far beyond and through the opened door
The Prince of Peace and the end of war.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
To Dad,

You took me in as your own son and gave me more than I could ever have asked for - unconditionally. This song was one of your very favorites; so is it mine to this very day. I love you, Dad. Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwuquxfgGs
Monday, November 05, 2012
A simple obituary for an unassuming gentleman who believed that, “One could always be polite and kind.” He was Chief of Surgery at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and Associate Professor with the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition, he was a member of the American College of Surgeons and contributed fifteen publications to professional journals. The VAMC cancer program received American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer accreditation with commendation for many years because of John Allison's dedication to and oversight of the program. He took great pride in being a surveyor for the certifying organization and traveled throughout the United States in the role. Rest in peace, John Allison. You have taught us so much and have enriched our lives for knowing you. Diane Milligan, former Surgical Clinical Coordinator for RHJ VAMC (retired nurse)
Monday, November 05, 2012
Dr. Allison was the best boss anyone could ask for. He always pushed me to be my best and if it wasn't for his support and encouragement, I wouldn't be where I am today with my career. He will truly be missed.
Monday, October 29, 2012
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dr Allison was a beloved administrator, physician, coworker, friend. May he rest in peace. Liz Jones, Retired Nurse
Monday, October 29, 2012
Dr. Allison was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. He was great to work with when I worked for him in Surgical Service. He made sure the ladies in his department were treated with respect.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Dr. Allison was a caring gentleman. Always trying to help and always smiling. You will be missed. Praying for the family through this trying time.
P. Hanson
Monday, October 22, 2012
Dr Allison and I go back many,many years. We learned how to take a gallbladder out of a pig at the the VAMC in West LA together in 1992, or around there...Quite a time. Many hours in the middle of the night around the

or table. He treated us all with great respect.He's a good man, and i will miss him.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I had the privledge of working with Dr. Allison while I was a nurse anesthetist there. He was an excellent surgeon and fine man who truly cared about our veterans. My sincere sympathy to his family.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Dr. Allison was Chief of Surgery when I was an OR nurse at the VA Hospital. He was kind and helpful to me on many occasions, and was a champion of the Nurse Anesthetists. I greatly admired his bravery and persistence during the last few years. Excelsior! John, you will be greatly missed.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I knew John for years, as I handled various legal matters for him. In all my dealings with him, he was always a gentleman and had a great sense of humor. I will miss him. John and your family are in my prayers.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dr. Allison you'll be missed by all the employees at The Country Club of Charleston, RIP!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
My heart is sadden and the tears are flowing, but I rejoice knowing that I had the privilge of knowing such a great man. I worked for Dr. Allison in VA's Surgical Service many years ago and ever since that time on, I have admired him as a champion for the medical profession and for veterans. He taught me how to serve with dignty and honor in the midst of adversity or in the midst of peace; always striving for excellence. To me, he was a boss, a mentor and a friend and I will truly miss him and will pray for his family.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dr Allison was a kind and caring person and above all, a gentleman.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I worked with him for 20+ years at the VA. He was always searching for ways to improve delivery of quality health care to our Veterans. Even in his latter years when he was battling severe illness, he continued to work and teach. It was a privilege to have known him.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
May you find comfort from the memories that you shared with Dr. Allison and cherish them always in your hearts.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
1 Cor 15:26 promises that death will be no more...

~Jan, Ga
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dr.Allison was a nice and caring customer. Thank You for everything. You will be missed.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dr. Allison was a colleague and a brilliant man. His caring and leadership at the VA for many years was an inspiration to us all. He will be remembered and missed.
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