Patrick Bradley (Brad) Allison, 42, of the Wolftown Community, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 near Whittier following an auto collision.
Brad is the son of Jim and Tad Allison and mother Jackie Smith. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Dept. of Transportation Division. He was known to be a good friend.
Brad in his own words, “I like, riding/camping with my horse, humor, happy friends, happy things, not arguing, no drama, flowers, rain, thunder, lightning, talking, quiet moments, going new places, meeting new people, vanilla rum, Boxer Dogs, cats, camping, kissing, holding hands, dad, uncle, jumping in mud puddles, my motorcycle, someone else cleaning my house and mowing my yard, making others smile is my most favorite thing to do ever!!” He will be sadly missed by those that knew him.
Also surviving are Brad’s children, Kathrine Allison and Cole Allison; brothers, Pete Allison and Buddy Driggers; sisters, Christy McHan and Vicki Littrell; uncles, Terry Allison and John Allison; aunts, Donna Crowe, Edna Allison and family; and cousins, Terri Burton, CJ, AJ, Will, Brandy, Honey and Cody Allison.
Brad is preceded in death by his uncle, Jack Allison; grandfathers, Jack Smith, Boyce Allison and Lloyd Johnson; grandmother, Sally Allison; great-grandmother Rachel Johnson; great-uncle Sunny “Tolly” Bradley. Brad also leaves behind many, many friends who will miss him greatly.
A visitation was held on Thursday, April 16 at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center. The funeral service followed, and a private graveside committal took place on Friday, April 17 in the Allison Family Cemetery. Minister Jim Sexton officiated, and pall bearers were among the family and friends and included Joel Queen, Dave “JoHi” Griffin and members of the Cherokee D.O.T.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the children in their father’s arrangements.