Buryl Ray Allison
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JUNCTION CITY: Buryl Ray Allison, 67, of Junction City, Ohio died Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Lancaster, Ohio.
Born on March 2, 1947 in Logan, Ohio to the late, Arch D. and Nellie Kline Allison.
Ray attended Logan Schools, graduated on May 28, 1965; he enlisted in the United States Marines Corps for four years, served from June, 1965 to April, 1969; completed two combat tours in Vietnam; awarded seven individual medals, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action, Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign and four Unit citations; inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for his heroic acts during Vietnam; served in the United States Army Reserve from April, 1979 to January, 1995; awarded six individual medals, Army Commendation, Army Achievement, Armed Forces Reserve, NCO Development and Overseas Training; Retired as a First Sergeant, E-8;served in Ohio National Guard; attended Ohio University, Lancaster Branch, graduating with a Bachelor in Business Degree in June, 1978.
Employed as an Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper from September, 1969 until his retirement in March 1995, serving at the Springfield and Lancaster Patrol Posts; awarded a Superintendent Citation Safe Driving ribbon and a Physical Fitness Ribbon with star; volunteered duty with the Ohio Highway Patrol Auxiliary from March 1995 until his retirement in January, 2012, retiring as an Auxiliary Staff Major.
Member of James E. Fisher Post #376 American Legion in Junction City, Ohio; S.A.L., Junction City, Ohio; V.F.W. #2806 of New Lexington, Ohio; AMVETS Post #51 of Thornport, Ohio; Marine Corps League; 40 & 8 Voiture #68; served as a Perry County Veterans Commission Officer; American Legion Boys State Program; a farmer and a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Junction City, Ohio.
He served his family through being a devoted husband, raising two daughters and actively involved in his grandchildren's lives. Ray was hardworking, selfless, honest and committed; he never met a stranger and loved his children, grandchildren and siblings.
Survived by two daughters, Shelly Kay (Daniel, Jr.) Romine of Rushville and Sharee Rae (Joe) Hudak of Somerset; four grandchildren, Austin and Amie Romine, Carson and Dalton Hudak; brothers and sisters, Don (Billie Jo) Allison of Lancaster, Liz (Don) Helber of Sugar Grove, twin sister, Kay (Mike) Villers and Delmar (Karen) Allison, all of Logan; special friend, Sandy Eltringham of Somerset; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. Villers Allison on December 4, 2013.
Calling hours will be held from 6pm-8pm with American Legion Service at 7:45pm on Thursday, August 14, 2014 and 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm with V.F.W Service at 7:30pm and Vigil Service at 7:45pm on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Junction City, Ohio with Father James Csaszar and Msgr. Bob Metzger as concelebrants.
Burial will be in Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery with graveside military services by James E. Fisher Post #376, American, Legion, Junction City, Ohio and the United States Marine Corps.
A Luncheon will be held immediately following the burial at Saint Rose Parish Community Center, 120 North High Street, New Lexington, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 309 North Main Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764 and Buckeye Boys State, c/o: The American Legion Department of Ohio, P.O. Box 8007, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Obituary and online register book at www.robertsfuneralhomenewlex.com
Roberts Funeral Home
304 Mill Street New Lexington, OH 43764
Published in the Times Recorder from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2014