George Edward Allison, 86 years, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home with Reverend Pam McCalla officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery. Visitation will also be at the funeral home on Monday, from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
A native of Midway, Kentucky he was born on February 7, 1928, to the late Arthur Moffett and Mary Wilson Allison. George retired from the Kentucky State Government Public Service Commission where he worked as a utilities investigator for over 40 years. He was also a member of The First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Allison moved to Frankfort many years ago but always considered Midway his true home. He often visited Midway and held a special place in his heart for his friends there. He was outgoing and friendly, he loved people and he loved to joke. He enjoyed reading and UK basketball. He was a vegetable gardener and would often give many of his crops to his friends. Mr. Allison would say he was a rich man because he had so many friends.
George is survived by his companion, Karen Gooch; two sons, James Edward Welsh and George Thomas Welsh; and five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Harper, whom passed at eight years old. He was also preceded by his three siblings, Arthur Moffett Allison Jr., Eunice Katherine Allison, and Mary Pam Allison.
Harold “Red” Sawyer, George “Buck” Sallee, Bruce Degan, Bill Braden, Bill Penn, Mike Newton, David VanMeter and Tom Grissom will serve as pallbearers. Honorary bearers will be Jean Davis, Jo Thomas, Leslie Penn, Peggy Degan, and Mary Ann Smith.
The family would like to give special recognition and thanks to Dr. Frank Farley and his staff. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 416 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at www.harrodfunerals.com.