Alton David "Bud" Allison

September 12, 1940January 22, 2013

Alton David “Bud” Allison, 72, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday January 25, 2013 in Second Baptist Church with Paul Thompson, Clyde Thompson and Wayne Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell St.

Bud was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Amarillo, where he also was raised. He graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1959. He went to Amarillo College and served in the Army Reserve.

He owned Allison Blacksmith and Welding. He was the third-generation owner of Allison Welding, which is now owned by his son, Jim Wyatt. He was a lifelong member and dedicated servant of Second Baptist Church. He married his wife, Phyllis York, in 1977, and they have five children, Jim Wyatt, Babe, Gary, Brad and Amy.

He enjoyed playing, coaching and cheering for baseball games. He also loved to watch his grandchildren play in all sports, and you could always hear him cheering from the stands. He loved to be social. Whether hunting, cooking, camping or delivering makeup, he was happy to do it as long as he could talk to people. He loved to serve others by pouring coffee, washing dishes, sweeping and vacuuming. The best way to summarize Bud is that he was a man of compassion. He considered everyone equal and would never hesitate for one second to give of his time or money to anyone in need.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Marita Allison, and an infant brother, Charles Ray Allison.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Allison; four sons, Jim Wyatt Allen and wife Lisa, Babe Allen and wife Bo, Gary Allen and wife Stacy and Brad Allison and wife Shelly, all of Amarillo; and a daughter, Amy Escamilla and husband Marlo of Amarillo; three sisters, Glenda Smyth and husband Danny, Shirley Thompson and husband Clyde and Claudia Price and husband Tony; a brother, Shorty Allison and wife Sabel; 10 grandchildren, Landon, Jordan and husband Ky, Alli and husband Dalton, Kakki, Bailey, Karley, Zach, Sydney, Allison, and Remington; and a great-granddaughter, Braylee.

The family suggests memorials be to Second Baptist Church, 419 N. Buchanan St., Amarillo, TX 79107.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013

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November 19, 2013

So sorry for your loss,I was a young girl when I met bud and some of the family. my Dad worked for Bud for many years, Jim Greenslade, who also passed away Feb 14th 2013.i know my Father thought a lot of Bud. again so sorry for your loss. Teri Greenslade.

Claudia Price

May 4, 2013

Love you, Bud. I know you are with Jesus and it gives me all the comfort possible.

Cannonball, Dink, Duke & Shorty Allison

May 3, 2013

Buddy, We miss you everyday. You were the hero in our family and gave us so many reasons to love you. We are blessed to have you as our brother. See ya again someday.

Kristi McCrary Harrison

January 29, 2013

Phyllis I was so sorry to hear about Bud. Please know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Bud will be missed, and was such a wonderful person. I love you, and again I am sorry for your loss.
Kristi McCrary Harrison

Johnny Wright

January 26, 2013

With deepest sympathies and our prayers for your entire family. May God continue to bless each of you.

January 26, 2013

Bud was always a good friend to me and my family while we were at Second Baptist. I am thankful to God for his life and the way he loved to serve his Lord and Savior. Phyllis, we are praying for you and your family. Love, Glen and Cheryl Mize, Garland, Tx.

Rick Hartley

January 25, 2013

Phyllis, Cathy and I want to express our greatest sympathy at the loss of Bud. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to call or drop by, we are right up the street from you.

LaVerne Phillips

January 25, 2013

God Bless you and yours during this time of sorrow. We love you and Bud and family. We have been ill, so we weren't able to attend the services. Our prayers are with you. Love LaVerne Phillips, Zach & Elizabeth, Lexy, Emma, & Sarah Dodson, & Arrie Brown.

Jeremy&Kristy Parker and Boys

January 25, 2013

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis and the family. May God give you comfort and peace.

January 25, 2013

Phyllis our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, as you morn the loss of your loved one.

Donald and Parker German