Donald E. Allison, 86, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in his home.
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He was born February 21, 1928, in Washington. He and his twin brother were raised by their foster parents, George and Rissie Lemons.
Mr. Allison was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church, where he served the church for many years.
He owned and operated Allison's Bakery in Washington from 1963 until 1989.
Mr. Allison was a member of Claysville Lodge 447, Free and Accepted Masons, James R. Hunt American Legion Post 639 and was a longtime member of Anawanna Hunting and Fishing Club. He enjoyed golf and horseshoes and played baseball in Prosperity for many years.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
On June 21, 1952, in Nineveh Methodist Church, Greene County, he married Iva Jean Simpson, who survives.
Also surviving, are a daughter, Pamela K. Ashby of Prosperity; a brother, Ronald O. (Mary) Allison of Prosperity; two grandchildren, Justin "Judd" (Lori) Ashby and Kaylea (Frankie) Post; two great-grandchildren, Meredith Allison and Corbin Lee Ashby; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sons, Donald Mark and Gary Lee Allison.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Piatt & Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at noon Saturday, July 26, in Concord Presbyterian Church, Prosperity, with Pastor Russ Beard. Interment will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Alzheimer's Foundation, www.alzfdn.org.
Condolences may be expressed at www.familyremembers.com. Piatt & Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director
Piatt & Barnhill Funeral Home
420 Locust Ave
Washington, PA 15301-3329
Published in Observer-Reporter from July 24 to July 25, 2014