John P. Allison Sr., 83, of Killbuck, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Aultman Hospital, Canton.
John was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Holmes County, the son of Carl M. and Opal (Snyder) Allison, and married Shirley L. Gerber on May 8, 1954. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2008.
He was a 1950 graduate of Killbuck High School, and had worked for Buckeye Pipeline, retiring in 1974. In 1972, John and his wife became co-owners of Killbuck Elevator Inc. He worked for Marv Kieffaber, transporting mail and later worked at Holmes County Recycling Center.
John was a member of Killbuck United Methodist Church, and enjoyed fishing, camping and watching John Wayne movies.
Surviving are children, John Jr. (Margie) Allison, Rick (Tami) Allison and Lori (Brian) Carpenter, all of Killbuck, and Jolene Allison of Brinkhaven; grandchildren, Jenny (Heath) Wolfe, Rocky Hammons, Ben, Bethany, Jodi and Abbie Allison, Jamie (Don) Sours, Bobb (Cheyenne), Robyn and Rochelle Graves, Robert Ross, Brad Carpenter and Shay (Aaron) Barthels; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Helen Allison of Canton; and in-laws, Bill (Carol) Gerber of Dover, Terry (Debbie) Gerber, Marlene Gerber and Jean Gerber, all of Sugarcreek.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Juanita; a brother, Carl Allison Jr.; and brothers-in-law, Dean and Keith Gerber.
Private graveside services were planned for a later date. Burial was in Killbuck Cemetery. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, assisted the family.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Killbuck United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.