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MARION - Tommy Michael Allison, 61, of Marion, N.C., went home to meet his Savior Monday, April 18, 2011 at Duke University Hospital.
Mr. Allison was born January 27, 1950 in McDowell County, N.C. to the late Lloyd T. Allison and Grace M. Allison. He followed his father into the construction business and built homes for many years. He later went into commercial and industrial construction work. He was a founder and president of ALL Mechanical and Construction Co. of Marion. He was a member of Turkey Cove Baptist Church and enjoyed singing and listening to gospel music and spending time with family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Kathy of the home; one son, Tommy Michael Allison II of Old Fort; and one grandson, Tommy Michael Allison III (Trey) of Old Fort. He is also survived by four step-children, eight step-grandchildren, two brothers, Carl E. Allison and wife, Annie, and Bobby L. Allison and wife, Vaughtie, nieces and nephews, and special friends, Truman and Sharon Hamby.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the funeral home with the Revs. Scott Hollifield, David Edwards and Harold Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of Turkey Cove Baptist Church.
Words of comfort may be shared with the Allison family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 20, 2011