William R. Allison, 88, Carthage, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Nixa Nursing & Rehab, Nixa, MO.

William R. Allison, 88, Carthage, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Nixa Nursing & Rehab, Nixa, MO. William Robert “Bob” Allison was born on October 22, 1928 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Milo Allison and Viola (Fansler) Allison. He worked as a master machinist for FAG Bearing, Joplin, MO. Bob married Dora Mae Steele on May 9, 1948 in Columbus, KS; she preceded him in death on August 23, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Allison (wife Joni L.), Springfield, MO, and Gary Allison (wife Mary), Carthage, MO; five grandchildren, Jessica Allison, Christina Allison, William J. Allison, Jeff Allison, and Abby Allison; and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers, Milo W. Allison and Wallace Allison.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, October 30, 2017 at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Memorial gifts are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 W. Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.