E. Arthur Allison

November 9, 1919March 9, 2018

March 10, 2018 Marion, NC

E. Arthur Allison, 98, of Old Fort, NC, passed away peacefully, on Friday, March 9, 2018, at NC State Veterans Home in Black Mountain, NC, with his loving family by his side.

Mr. Allison was born on November 9, 1919, in Transylvania Co., NC, to the late Alphonzo Allison and Florence Powell.

Mr. Allison was a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of Cedar Mountain Baptist Church in Fairview, NC where he served as a Deacon and he attended Ebenezer Methodist Church in Old Fort, NC.

Mr. Allison served our country proudly in the United States Army during WWII earning the American Theatre Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct Medal and a Victory Medal. He worked at Miller’s in Haw Creek and also at Ethan Allen in Old Fort. He loved to garden and was known to grow really great watermelons. Mr. Allison also loved to fix things and was the neighborhood handyman.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by first wife, Bobbie Allison; his second wife, Lois Allison; a son, Tim Allison; brothers, Kermit, Charles, Edward, and Donald Allison; and a sister Helen Watts.

Surviving Mr. Allison are his sons, Phil (BL) Allison, of West Melbourne, FL and Frederick Allison of Cookeville, TN; a step-daughter, Beverly Robinson, of Burnsville; ; grandchildren, Christy (Keith) Branch, Carol (Chris Pittman) Allison, Jeremiah (Vicky) Johnson, Savanah (Thomas) Benge, Patrick (Jewel) Robinson and Megan Robinson, Aleda Lunsford, and Gerald Allison; and great-grandchildren, Preston and Elizabeth Branch., and Abigail Johnson.

The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort. A Funeral Service followed the visitation at 8:00 PM . Burial with Military Honors will be held today, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Allison Family with arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018

E. Arthur Allison

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Shirley Taylor

March 11, 2018

Arthur was a true gentleman. Always ready to help out in any way he could. He did a lot for his Ebenezer Church Family.