Joseph Allison, 71, a lifelong resident of Etowah, died Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the Elizabeth House.
He was born in Henderson County in 1937, the son of the late Rankin R. and Nell Holden Allison. He served two years in the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Joe spent his entire working career of forty years at Ecusta Corporation, retiring in 1999 as mill shift manager. He was a member of Etowah Valley CC and served as President of the EVCC Menís Association. He was a past Club Champion and two-time State Champion of the NC Industrial Golf League. Joe and Marie shared a passion for golf and he accompanied her many times to the National Ladies Club Championship, where he was twice the Champion of the Widowerís Tournament. He was considered the ìMaster of the sand trapî and was gracious with sharing his secret with others. He was an avid fan and supporter of West Henderson HS baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Walker Allison; his brothers, Harold (Joan) Allison of Hendersonville, Connie (Maudine) Allison of Etowah; his beloved nieces and nephews, Carla, Nancy, Martin, Norman, Barron, Don, David, Greg, Chris, Lynn, Steve, Billy, Mark and Mandy; and several great nieces and nephews. Joe will be missed by his family and friends and especially by his smallest companion ìSnoopyî.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 Monday, September 7, 2009, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Mortuary. The Rev. Bill Walker will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m., prior to the service, in the chapel.
Memorials can be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
I was so sad to hear of Joe’s death. My husband, Joe, was told by Roy Allison today. I am so sorry for your loss. I think fondly of you both even though it has been quite a while since I have seen you. May God grant you additional comfort at this time. With Love and Prayers.
I was so very saddened to read of Joe dying. While I didn’t know him, I certainly know you, and wanted to extend my sympathy. Dick always spoke so highly of Joe, and you know how much he loved you. My love and prayers. Nancy
I remember Joe from my Ecusta years. A great guy. I know he will be missed by all who knew him.
Marie & Family,
So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing and may God grant you the comfort you need at this time..Love and Prayers…
I will miss Joe very much, we worked togather at Ecusta for many years and had many good meals at plant togather. Joe was always in good mode and joked much, even under adverse conditions we faced at work. He was a good man.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Joe.
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
I hope the Love and support of your family and many friends, will help to sustain you during the coming days.
Carolyn Brown shared the news of Joe’s death with me. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you and Joe enjoyed many happy years together flavored with a love of golf and each other. When times get tough, remember those wonderful times and breathe a prayer of thanksgiving for them. Bob and I enjoyed seeing and being with you and Joe at the last Dana High School reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Fondly, Sarah
Our thoughts and prayers and with you during this difficult time. We have so many good times with the two of you when we lived in Etowah.
Put your trust in the Lord, and remember the good memories you shared with each other.
Love and prayers,
John and Lorraine Emory Lambertw
Marie, My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you at this sad time, I will always treasure your and Joe’s friendship