In Memory

David Bryan Allison

Sept. 10, 1932 - July 2, 2014

David Bryan Allison passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2014. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in College Station, with Rev. Dr. George Klett and Rev. Ted Foote officiating. An inurnment ceremony will be held at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

Bryan was born September 10, 1932, in Farmerville, Texas. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1950 and served on the U.S.C.G. Cutter Cartigan, earning the rank of Radioman 2. After his discharge in 1953, he married the love of his life, Jean Batchelor. He attended the University of Houston, earning BS and MS degrees in geology. He began his teaching career with the Spring Branch ISD as a math instructor and retired as principal of Spring Forest Jr. High in 1990. After retirement, he and Jean lived in their home on the San Bernard River. They moved to College Station in 2000 and became active members with the Pebble Creek C.C. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Bryan was a Master Mason with S.P. Waltrip Lodge 1328.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Mildred Allison, sister, Anita Bayless and niece, Valerie MacPherson. He is survived by his wife, Jean Allison of College Station; his daughter, Ann Allison and partner Kathy Cote of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, Randal Allison and wife, Terri of College Station; grandchildren, Kristen Bullock and husband, Gene, Tegan Allison and Charles Allison; his sister-in-law, Audrey Prouty; four great-granddaughters, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his beloved fur baby, Mackenzie and his extended “family,” the Downers golf group.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Drs. Fleener, Florian, Pocurull, Spenser, Wiggley, Lemos and the wonderful caregivers at St. Joseph Manor and Hospice Brazos Valley, for their dedicated care and attention.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice.

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From son Randal Allison:

My dad, Bryan Allison, spent his teaching and administrative career with SBISD, starting as a math teacher at Spring Branch High. He served as assistant principal at Westchester for 2 years in the late 60s before becoming principal at Spring Forest, retiring in 1992. He passed away in July, 2014 after many years of battling Wegener's granulomatosis. Education was his passion, and he found ways to teach even in his retirement.