Mr. Joseph Ronald Allison died on Sept. 10, 2023, at Westminster Canterbury on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, after a valiant 18-month battle with cancer. He was born to the late Lewis Jackson and Margaret Eriza (Russel) Allison on Oct. 31, 1949, in Warrenton, Va. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Llewellyn Strough Allison.
After attending Ferrum Junior College and George Mason University, he had a long career in selling and servicing farm equipment. He was active in the communities in which he lived, serving in the National Guard and as a volunteer EMT and firefighter with The Plains Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad for over 20 years, and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, teaching youth groups hunting safety for the NOAAWIVA Sportsmen. He was both a Master Naturalist and a Master Gardener.
He is survived by his wife; his sister, Katharyn Black, of New Oxford, Pa.; his brother, John Allison, of Fountain, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Patricia Cooper and Carolyn Gray.
A celebration of life for Mr. Allison will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at 2 p.m., in the Holy Trinity Chapel at Westminster Canterbury on the Chesapeake in Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Eastern Shore SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418, www.shorespca.com
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Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.