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Allison Sr., Samuel J.

Allison Sr., Samuel J.

November 17, 1946 — January 4, 2022

Samuel Joseph Allison, Sr., 75, of Gladstone, passed away January 4, 2022, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital.

Sam was born November 17, 1946, in North Kansas City, MO, the youngest of four children of Martin Dillan and Velma Alverta (Callen) Allison.

Sam served in the US Army during Vietnam, receiving honorable discharge in 1968. He was united in marriage to Sharon Diane Fox on January 27, 1967. He owned and operated Wholesale Paint in Gladstone, MO. Sam had a lifelong passion for playing softball and was a member of several softball organizations, including Kansas City Metro Senior Softball League for over 20 years and Senior Softball USA.

Along with his parents, Sam was preceded in death by siblings, Paul Allison, Jeanette Bailey and Lois Miller.

Sam leaves his wife, Sharon; children, Rene' Land-Auzat (Thomas), Lisa Zacher (Frank) and Samuel Allison Jr. (Lori); grandchildren, Nicholas Allison, Jeffrey Smalley, Anthony Allison, Philip Land, Ashlee Suddarth, Joshua Allison, Breanna Allison, Lauren Allison, and Lilly Zacher; great grandchildren, Abel, Violet, Ryder, Brexton, Bentley, Cataleya, Savannah, Vayda, Kaden, Kara and Jeffrey (George).

A special thanks to Dr. Michael J. DiBernardo who was Sam's personal physician for many years and to the St. Luke's Northland medical community that cared for Sam.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Sam's life at 10:30 am, on Thursday, January 13, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Sam’s life at 10:30 am, on Thursday, January 13, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Allison Sr., Samuel J.'s Guestbook

I knew Sam for close to 40 years. Sold paint, made sales calls, played some golf, and softball together and against each other. What a kind gentleman. What a guy. God Bless

Timothy Robinson

My deepest condolences to Sharon and the rest of his family. He was a great husband, father, Family Man and friend. Man had the slowest swing could hit the ball on a line drive 400 feet!! And the golf ball you just couldn't measure it. But most of all he would always listen to whatever problem you had oh, and give you a very down-to-earth solution. I will miss you big Sam, as many many more will. Rest in peace big guy

Steve Fyke

He was always so funny and joking with me.. he will be deeply missed.. prayers, Shawn

Shawn Gunlock

Sam was one of the kindest gentlemen ever. I played softball against and with Sam for decades, man he could crush the ball. Prayers for the family. Big Sam will truly be missed!

Rob Cox

Our hearts are broken. So many road trips full of laughter and softball. He was always amazed at the number of softballs in our garage. Deb and I will miss him. I cherished his friendship and will long remember our talks. Prayers and love to his family.

Kenneth and Deb Luptak

Sam was always a good friend, from high school, hunting, fishing, softball, camping, holidays, and family gatherings!! Lots of good memories. Will miss you friend.

Rick Rogers

Things were never boring with Sam around. Along with his love of softball he was always a kind spirit and one heck of a competitor. He will truly be missed. Condolences to his family and to everyone that knew him.

Scott Mcneil

Such a wonderful friend and teammate...there's a hole in the heart of Kansas City softball that will never be filled. My sympathies to you, Sharon, and your family.

Chuck Tipton, Treasurer, KC Metro Senior Softball League

I just saw Sammy’s obituary. Words cannot express my grief at hearing of his passing. He was one of my most special friends. My heart is with you during this trying time. My your grief be aided by knowing that all who knew him loved him. He passed the kindest soul.

John Gerstle

I have had the pleasure of knowing a true gentleman. Sam was always do kind and friendly Hugs to Sharon and family.

Dee Gerstle

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