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Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
3901 North Star Road
Richardson, Texas 75082
(972) 238-8103

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Friday, April 26, 2024 4:37 PM

Richard Allison (1940 - 2024)

Friday, April 26, 2024 4:37 PM
Friday, April 26, 2024 4:37 PM

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Richard Edwin Allison of Plano, Texas, passed away on April 2, 2024, at the age of 83.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 22, 1940, to Edwin Martin Allison and Josephine Naomi Allison. He graduated from North High School in 1958. He married his high-school sweetheart, Sue Ann Bauer, on St. Patrick’s Day in 1962. They were blessed with two children, Jeffrey Edwin, and Karin Sue.

Upon receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Richard was recruited as an artist by Hallmark Cards, embarking on his successful creative career in the social expression industry. Over the years, he held management positions in marketing, creative, and product development roles in a variety of such companies including Gibson Greeting Cards, CPS Industries, Marcel Schurman Co., Antioch Publishing Co., and was a Vice President of Creative at Carlton Cards.

Richard was involved in both community and church activities. He was one of the first soccer coaches for the children in their community and coached both of his children’s teams. He enjoyed the sport so much that he joined a soccer team himself. He was a past member of the Kiwanis Club and a former volunteer at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. He served as a member of the Plano Public Art Commission and several of their commissioned public art sculptures can be seen at the Plano Fire Station One and the Plano Animal Shelter. Richard was also an Elder in the Presbyterian church, and was a current deacon at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church.

In the years after his retirement, he found pleasure working at Market Street in Plano, where he enjoyed his fellow workers and talking with customers. He would refer to his longtime customers as “my customers.”

Richard had many varied interests. Genealogy was one of his favorite hobbies where he pursued the family connection to Scotland, culminating in a family trip to Scotland. He also enjoyed photography, traveling, family activities, gardening and working on his pond.

Another lifelong passion of Richard’s starting in his teenage years was cars – vintage, exotic, and contemporary – all cars. He read car magazines, watched car racing, went to car shows and races. A real highlight for him was attending an Indianapolis 500 race. In later years he took to photographing exotic cars and would strike up in-depth conversations with their owners.  

Richard is survived by Sue, his wife of 62 years, as well as his son Jeffrey Allison and his daughter Karin Allison White (husband, John White) and their son Andrew Michael White, who fondly called his grandfather G-Dad. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Gary Allison, and his sister Shirley Ann Allison.

A memorial service will be held at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26. It will be livestreamed at

Donations in Richard’s memory can be made to Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church and to the American Heart Association. Online condolences to the family can be made at