Charles E. Allison (Charley Boy), 92, of Wood River, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, under the care of Breeze Hospice with his family by his side.
He was born July 19, 1922, in Dyer, Tenn., the son to the late John M. and Eura (Akins) Allison.
He married Doris Maud Cramer on Jan. 27, 1942 in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2006.
Charley Boy was an over-the-road truck driver for many years until he retired. He enjoyed word search puzzles, remodeling, gardening, landscaping, and working in his yard. He was an avid animal lover and Peppi was his companion. What we will miss most is his fantastic storytelling and tall tales of his adventures.
He is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving daughter, Diana, and her husband, Larry Johnson, and a loving son, Kenny Allison, all of Rosewood Heights; he will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Tammy and Dennis Stuby of Rosewood Heights, Kim and Dave Stark of Indiana, Debbie Allison and PJ Petracek of St. Louis, Steve and Farrah Allison of Bethalto, Ronda Burgard of Kearney, Mo., and Melissa and Chad Bennett of Portland, Ore.; his loving great-grandchildren, Stacey, DJ, Davey, Larry, Rebecca, Diana, Mary, Ryan, Ethan, Dustin, Austin, Skyler, Courtney, Taylor, Jadin, Jordin, Bobby and Marissa; great-great-grandchildren, Macey Maud, Kenna, Brook, Ashlyn, Charlie, Grayson, Cooper, Holden, Keegan, Ryker and Shavelle; a sister, Doris Dielold of Osage Beach, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Annette Allison; his brothers, William Lois, Raymon and Alyn; a sister, Louise; a daughter-in-law, Judy Allison; and a granddaughter, Rachelle Johnson.
A memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services at noon at Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, with Pastor Terry McKinzie officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials may be made to 5A’s Humane Society.
An online condolence and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.