Kent Allison

MELISSA - A memorial service for Murphy Kent Allison will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Waldo Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Scott will officiate. Mr. Allison, 70, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Medical Center of Plano. The register book can be signed online at

Kent was born July 30, 1942 in Sherman, Texas to the late E.M. and Ina Mae (Nichols) Allison. After graduating from Denison High School, Kent studied architecture in Fort Worth and would retire as a brick mason after many years. He will be remembered as an avid reader. He also found much enjoyment boating and spending time at Lake Texoma. Kent was a founding member (#128) of the Sherman Elk's Lodge and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by one son, Lanny Allison of Kaufman, Texas; one brother, John Allison and his wife Karen of Cypress, Texas; three grandchildren; and two nieces, Melody Clark and Abbey Brewer. Mr. Allison was preceded in death by his parents, and the love of his life, Jill Stephens. He was dearly loved and is also survived by Jill's three children, Jay Stephens, Cindy Andrews, and Sara Fair.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the .

Funeral Home

619 N. TRAVIS ST.  Sherman, TX 75090
(903) 893-1101

Published in The Herald Democrat on Feb. 20, 2013