Edwin "Ed" Allison, Sr.

Friday, August 18, 1939 - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Devoted To His Family

Photo of Edwin "Ed" Allison,  Sr. - 1939-2018

Clyde- Edwin “Ed” Olis Allison, Sr., age 78, a man who was loved by everyone blessed to know him, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Allison was born August 18, 1939 in Haywood County to the late Frank Olis Allison and the late Estelle Hyde Setzer Allison.  He was a United States Army Veteran having honorably served his country. Mr. Allison was a faithful member of Woodland Baptist Church.  He had been employed with Blue Ridge Paper Products where he retired with 32 years of dedicated service and while working he enjoyed playing softball on the paper mill team with many of his friends . His great love for horses was truly evident throughout his life as he spent many hours horseback riding, participating in horse shows across Western North Carolina, showing horses for other owners and also being a talented farrier for horses.  He enjoyed working on his farm and was always kept busy taking care of his livestock.  The happy memories of Ed fishing, camping and spending time with his family that he deeply loved with all of his heart and soul will be cherished forever by each of them. He held great pride and joy for his children and grandchildren and Ed always had a presence in each and everything that they were involved in during their lives.  He was a man with a good and kind heart, a man who had devoted his life to his family and a man who truly cared about others. A loving husband, a wonderful daddy and a special grandfather, Edwin “Ed” Olis Allison, Sr. has been a blessing to his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Edwin “Eddie" Olis Allison, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 57 Years, Betty Taylor Allison of Clyde;  his daughters, Estelle Allison Teague ( Terry) of Clyde and Marlene Allison Creary (Benny) of Clyde; grandchildren, Nathan Jones (Shenandoah ) of Clyde, Thomas Teague ( Kristen) of Huntersville, NC, Kyle Creary, Allison Creary, Beth Ann Creary and Morgan Creary all of Clyde; great-grandchildren, Olivia “ Little Tom Tom” Teague, Ariah Jones and Mackenzi Jones; step-great- grandchildren, Dillen Roberts and Zaiden Roberts; his half brothers, Leroy Setzer and Joel Setzer both  of Waynesville and Bobby Setzer ( Anne) of Cullowhee; a half sister, Betty Ferguson of Maggie Valley and many friends.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Allison’s memory to Haywood Hospice and Pallative Care, 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC 28721

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday June 3, 2018 at Woodland Baptist Church. Pastor Jason Speier will be officiating. Burial will be in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde . The family will be receiving friends at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service from 7:00 until 9:00 pm Saturday evening. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Allison family.    








Condolences from family and friends


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Betty Ann and Family, It was a joy to read what a dedicated man your Ed was to his family. May your memories of his love sustain you as you reflect on his love. May God comfort you.
Judy Downs Henline
I never met Mr. Allison, but I know his grandson Nathan Jones spoke very highly of him and how he had such a positive influence in his life. My sincerest condolences to the family in this time of grief, know that he had a welcome into Heaven the likes of which we couldn't even fathom.
Jack Hedden Jr.
We are very sorry for ur loss. We are know that one day that we will be able to see and pray with him again. We hope that brings you some peace and comfort that he is with our father.
Tamilla Rector
Estelle and family The class of 1980 would like to send our deepest condolences to you and your family on the death of your daddy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Pisgah High Class of 1980
Estelle, I am so sorry about your daddy. I’ve been there. I love you
Sheri Dixon-Henson
Betty, Ira Gale keeps me informed on the Jones family and he called and told me about Edwin. I am very sorry for your loss, sounds like he was a fantastic guy. I don't think we have seen each other in a long, long time since my dad, your Uncle Athel , would bring me to the Jones Cove to visit Grandmother Jones. I know when Ira calls me it is probably not likely to be good news. I wish the best for you and your family. Your first cousin, Joe Charlotte
Joe Athel Jones
Sorry that you had to leave us .. I knew him since he use to live in Clyde by my mom and all .. he was a very nice person to talk to .. sorry but you will be missed from a lot of his friends and family .. my mom use to know him too .. now you are flying high with the angels with Jesus .. sorry for your loss as well ..