Larry Allison, 74, of DeSoto, Mo died November 30, 2016 at St. Andrew's nursing Home in Eureka, Mo.
Larry was born on September 21, 1942 in Greenfield, Mo. He was the son of the late Vernon Allison and Mary Denzil (Carmack) Allison. They moved from Greenfield, Mo to Fenton, Mo in 1957 in Larry's freshmen year of high school. Larry graduated from Eureka High School in Eureka, Mo in the spring of 1961. In the fall of 1961, he entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Waukegan, Il. After basic training he spent time on the USS ESSEX aircraft carrie, refueling jets. Larry and the Essex were deployed to Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his tenure on the Essex he was stationed at the Naval Station in Rota, Spain where he met his future wife Pamela Jo Kiser who was also stationed in Rota, Spain with her family, Naval Commanding Officer Charles and Barbara (Johnson) Kiser. While in Rota, he was a member of the Rota Rodeo Club. He was honorably discharged in 1965.
He married Pamela Jo Kiser on 3/15/67 and after a brief residence in High Ridge, Mo and House Springs, Mo they moved to DeSoto, Mo in 1976 to raise their three children.
Larry worked at American Airlines (TWA) for 38 years at Lambert Field Airport, in St.Louis. At his retirement in 2005, he was working in the International Air Cargo department.
A kind, quiet and hard working man, Larry loved raising and breeding cattle, taking walks on his property, fishing on his lake, bird watching, hunting and looking for treasures at antique stores and estate sales. Larry was proud of his farm and rental properties and loved to give regular tours to friends and family. He also enjoyed spending time at Potosi and Farmington Livestock Auctions. Larry was a frequent customer at Granny Franny's aka Travelers Cafe on Flucom Road. He also enjoyed celebrating anniversaries and birthdays with family and friends at Petit Paree in Festus, Mo.
Larry was a member of the Missouri Farmer's Association and also loved reading Missouri Department of Conservationist magazines. As an avid reader, he always had a book on his night stand and loved to share what he was reading. Larry also had an eye for landscaping and building things. A cedar pavilion built near his lake will be dedicated in his name. His love for nature made a lasting impression on everyone.
Most importantly, he was caring Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years: Pamela (Kiser) Allison of DeSoto; one son: Charles L. Allison of DeSoto; two daughters: Brandy L. Allison (Andrew) of Chicago and Adrain J. Temperato (James "Dobie") of Festus, MO; one brother: Melvin (Cheryl) Allison of Riverton IL; three grandsons T.J.(Andrea) Tidwell of Bonne Terre, Mo, Daniel (Morgan) Temperato of DeSoto, Mo. and Sam (Danielle) Temperato of Festus, Mo; and one granddaughter ; Paige S.(Chris) Allison of Cedar Hill, Mo.; three great grandchildren, Nixon Tidwell, Chace Temperato and Kinley Temperato.
Nieces and nephews: Dan (Joanne) Allison, Garrett (Keisha) Allison, Tyler Allison, Abby (Bill) Belobravdic, Josh Allison, Allyson (Joe) Burgess.
He was preceded in death by his younger brothers Jerry Allison and Harry "Don" Allison.
A private service for family and friends will be held in the near future.