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L.D. Allison

January 26, 1935 — September 16, 2023



L.D. Allison, a dedicated farmer and esteemed figure in the agricultural community, passed away on September 16, 2023, at The Grove at Midtown in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on January 26, 1935, in Ryan, Oklahoma to his parents Leonard and Sarah Allison.

Mr. Allison's career was marked by a genuine passion for farming and a commitment to community development. He began his professional journey as a 4-H Agent and concluded as the Rogers County Extension Director for Oklahoma State University. After years of dedicated service, he retired in 1994 but continued to contribute to the industry by establishing his own Agriculture Appraisal Company for banks.

Education played a pivotal role in Mr. Allison's life as he attended Oklahoma State University where he obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. These academic achievements laid a solid foundation for his future endeavors in agriculture.

Not only did Mr. Allison excel in his professional pursuits, but he also had a heart filled with compassion for others. His personality was characterized by kindness and a deep sense of service. His involvement within the community was extensive, leaving a lasting impact on those around him.

Throughout his life, Mr. Allison actively engaged in various organizations where he put his leadership skills to excellent use. He served as the president of the local Optimist Club and played a pivotal role in helping start the Friends of the Library club. Additionally, he co-founded the Duplicate Bridge club which fostered camaraderie and intellectual stimulation among its members. L.D. Allison took great pride in giving back to others through volunteer work. He dedicated himself to serving at local food pantries, ensuring that those in need received support during challenging times.

In addition to these remarkable achievements, another noteworthy aspect of Mr. Allison's life was his military service. He proudly served in the Air Force where he contributed to the defense of our nation with honor and dedication.

Amidst his various pursuits, Mr. Allison found solace and enjoyment in his hobbies. He had a profound love for nature and delighted in planting lilac plants around Claremore, bringing vibrant beauty to the community. Additionally, he found joy in playing bridge with friends and cherished his involvement with the Rogers County Fair.

Mr. Allison's legacy extends beyond his professional accomplishments and dedication to his community. His family was of utmost importance to him and he leaves behind a grieving but loving support system. He is survived by his devoted spouse, Peggy Allison, who stood by his side throughout their journey together. Their union was blessed with two sons, David Allison and James Allison, and their respective wives Echo Allison and Lisa Allison. Among those who mourn L.D. Allison's passing is his niece, Sherri Shaw, along with her husband Dr. David Shaw, their memories of him will forever hold a special place in their hearts.

Mr. Allison's presence will be deeply missed by those closest to him, including his grandchildren Ray Allison, Jacob Allison, and Noah Allison. L.D. Allison's memory shall live on through the indelible impact he made on the agriculture community and the countless lives he touched throughout his lifetime of service. 

A celebration of the life lived will be held to honor the life of L.D. Allison on September 28, 2023, at MMS Payne in Claremore, Oklahoma. The event will run from 5 - 7 PM.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Oakhaven Memorial Gardens

801 S Normal Ave, Claremore, OK 74017

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, September 28, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

MMS-Payne Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Claremore

102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017

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