Dean Wayne Allison
Dean Wayne Allison, 69, of Alum Bank went to be with his Lord and Savior on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Dean was born in Lincoln Township, on August 5, 1951, son of Wayne and Josephine (Weyant) Allison. On August 26, 1971, Dean married the love of his life and best friend Barbara J. Harr. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by Daughter – Carissa, wife of Matthew Stultz of Alum Bank; Daughter – Felicia, wife of Keith Larson of Alum Bank; Son – Troy, husband of Alicia Brown of Alum Bank; and Daughter – Rochelle, Fiancé of Walter Green of Spotsylvania, Virginia. Grandchildren Cody and Kaelyn Stultz; Colten and Madyn Allison; and Life, a man’s best friend to the very end. Sisters – Diane Yarnell (Larry); Deborah Young (Timothy); Brothers - Darryl Allison (Amy); Dallas Allison (Katherine); and Special Aunt and Buddy Joann Weyant. Dean was preceded in death by Grandson Joshua Matthew Stultz.
Dean was a 1969 graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed at Fighter Squadron 24 at NAS Miramar, San Diego, California on May 27, 1971. He was an Aviation Electrician aboard the USS Hancock. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Good Conduct Award before being honorably discharged as an E-5 on May 23, 1975. Following his military career, he returned to Bedford County and worked at Foremost Industries and later was a self employed Electrician and Plumber Contractor serving the community he loved.
Dean was a singer and guitar player with the gospel group Four-In-One since he was a young adult. He had an ear for good sound and played until he could no longer feel the strings. He was a member of the Mt. Union United Methodist Church in Lovely where he dedicated much of his life and time to bringing glory to God. He was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Bow and Gun Club and the Modern Woodman of America. He was on the nominating committee for the Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative.
Dean loved spending time with his wife and his family. He enjoyed hunting and being free in the outdoors. He loved traveling every back road on the map, but he never could have done it without his wife and navigator. He loved listening to Blue Grass and Gospel music. Dean was a people person, well known and loved by many in all directions. Dean never met a stranger. He would talk to anyone as if they had been friends for years. He was selfless and humble. Dean would make you smile with his witty humor and make you feel welcomed. He would give you the shirt off his back or even let you cut it if you were his grandson.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 from 2:00-4:00p.m and 6:00-8:00p.m at Mt. Union United Methodist Church in Lovely, Pennsylvania.
Memorial Service will be held at the Mt. Union United Methodist Church on Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Eric Larson and Samantha Corbin officiating.
Those in attendance are asked to observe the recommendations pertaining to wearing masks and social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Dean Allison to the Mt. Union Fellowship Hall, care of Mt. Union United Methodist Church 2182 Spruce Hollow Rd, Alum Bank, PA 15521.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.jedwardblackburnfh.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Blackburn Funeral Home, Pleasantville, PA.
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