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George Thomas "Tom" Allison

July 11, 1939 — June 19, 2021

George Thomas “Tom” Allison, 81, Camby, passed away unexpectedly of a cardiac event, June 19, 2021. Tom was born July 11, 1939, in Indianapolis, to the late Howard Marion Allison and Mary Jane (Jones) Lyons. His father died in World War II, and Tom’s step-father, Waldo West Lyons, also preceded him in death.

He graduated from Plainfield High School and married the love of his life, Clara Claudine on December 21, 1958. He proudly served in the United States Air Force in the Strategic Air Command Unit. Tom was employed in purchasing with Latourneau’ Westinghouse for a period of time. He also worked for his uncle, Harmon Allison, at Allison Tire Company and later purchased the business. Tom had an entrepreneurial spirit that was beneficial when he and his son Rick started A & A Transmission in January of 1980.

He was a longtime and faithful member of the First Christian Church of Mooresville, and he and his wife were awarded the Grandma Bucker Award in 2011. More recently he was a member of Camby Community Church. Tom was also a 50+ year member of the Mooresville Masonic Lodge #78. An accomplished woodworker, he made countless pieces of furniture and other items for friends and family. He was a NASCAR enthusiast and never turned down an opportunity to support Rick with his racing. Tom had a delightful sense of humor. He was kind, forthright, devoted, fiercely loyal to his family, and generous with his time and treasure. His smile and crystal blue eyes were endearing traits that won the friendships of many. He will be fondly remembered by his loving family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Alan Allison and a granddaughter, Sarah Grace Allison.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Clara Claudine (Eppen) Allison; children, Richard Thomas (Laurie) Allison, Deborah Jane (Jim) Bagley, Mark Alan (Susan) Allison, and Melissa Ann (Jason) Petrovich; siblings, Kitty Jo (Mike) Hickey, Nancy Jane (Jim) Conger, and Richard West (Robin) Lyons; grandchildren, Lesa Marie Allison, Scott Thomas Allison, Rachel Katherine Bagley, Alison Shea Bagley, Molly Elizabeth Allison, Nicholas Andrew Allison, Kyra Elizabeth Allison, and Samuel Alan Allison.

Tom’s Life Celebration® visitation and funeral service will be held at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 39 E. High Street, Mooresville. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 4 to 8 p.m., with the funeral beginning at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021. Burial will be in the Mooresville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors, or to a favorite charity. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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39 E High St , Mooresville, IN 46158

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

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