Donald Gordon Allison

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Donald Gordon Allison, 81, of the Reichert Community was born November 14, 1939 in Heavener, Oklahoma to Estle Virgil and Pluma Vera (Fortner) Allison. He went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2021 in Talihina, Oklahoma.

He is survived by:

His wife:
Patricia Allison of the home

One daughter:
Sandra Kay Gifford and husband Victor of Newalla, Oklahoma

Two sons:
Donald Gordon Allison, Jr. and wife Melissa of Bridgeton, New Jersey
Estle Lee Allison and wife Lori of Combs, Arkansas

One sister:
Sharon Kay Simmons and husband Jimmy of Poteau, Oklahoma

Five grandchildren:
Ashley and husband Wesley Meeks, Dallas Allison, Hunter Allison, Logan Allison, and Ramsey Allison

One great-grandchild:
Ryker Swain

Two nieces and two nephews

Numerous other loved ones and a host of friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Cledith Allison; one brother, Marvin Larry Allison; and one nephew, Larry Allison.

Donald was a long-time resident of the area. Donald was a veteran, where he served 27 years in the United States Navy. He went back to school at Carl Albert Junior College in Poteau, Oklahoma and got his Associates Degree; then continuing his education in Durant to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Management. Donald worked in electronics, later transferring to Supervisor in Shipping and Receiving at Wortz-Bremner Cracker Company. He was a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. He volunteered on the Summerfield Water Distribution Board, Poteau PVIA Board, and Reichert Cemetery Board. Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Benny Marrow officiating. Interment will follow in Reichert Cemetery with military honor rights from the Poteau DAV Chapter #63 under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: His family

Viewing will be from Noon until 8 p.m., Monday; 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday with family visiting with friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.; and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

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