T. J. Allison © Alva Review-Courier 04-2019 Submitted by: Glenn
TJ Allison entered his eternal rest on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in his home. He was born on February 4, 1978, in Kiowa, Kansas, to Ron and Judy (Stairs) Allison.
He married Nicole Cudmore on June 24, 2005, and to their union five children were born – Tate, Talyn, Tanis, Trace and Turner. TJ poured his life into his family and his farm. He was a devoted husband, father, farmer, rancher and friend.
TJ served on the school board for Cherokee Schools as vice president. He loved to invest in the lives of kids, both as a member of the school board and also as a volunteer coach. There is now a basketball court named in TJ's honor at the Cherokee Elementary School. TJ has always been very active in the community and loved supporting all things Cherokee Chiefs.
TJ was a volunteer fireman for the Cherokee Fire Department and served his country as a member of the National Guard. He was named citizen of the year for the City of Cherokee in 2013. TJ was a follower of Jesus and an active member of the First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents – Otis and Erma Allison, C.D. (Mac) and Janie McBrayer, and Hobe Stairs.
He is survived by his wife Nicole and five children (of Cherokee); his parents Ron and Judy Allison (of Cherokee); four siblings – Donelle Wiechman and husband Mike (of Enid), Kevin Allison and wife Angela (of Kiowa, Kansas), Rod Jantz and wife Stephanie (of Cherokee), and Brandi Crenshaw and husband Aaron (of Enid); parents-in-law Scott and Mary Pat Cudmore (of Cherokee); brother-in-law Kyle Cudmore and wife Lyndee (of Cherokee); brother-in-law Clay Cudmore and wife Hailey (of Cherokee) and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Celebration of Life for TJ was held on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cherokee High School Auditorium. A graveside services followed at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Funeral services under the direction of Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Cherokee. http://www.lanmanmemorials.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the "Allison Love Fund" at Farmer's Exchange Bank in Cherokee.
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