Obit: Kelly Allmon

Obit: Kelly Allmon

April 24th, 2014 in Obituaries
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Kelly L. Allmon, 84, passed away at his Hixson home on Tuesday, April 23, 2014. Kelly graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Allmon retired from Allmon Trucking. He was a member of the John Henry Pierce Lodge, the Alhambra Shrine, and his beloved Red Fez Club. He was also a charter member of the OPossum Creek Shrine Club. Mr. Allmon loved being a Shriner. He drove crippled and burned children to hospitals for treatment, with over 100,000 safe miles, before stopping. Survivors include his wife of 50 plus years, Betty Evans Allmon; sons, Mitchell (Mary) and Michael Todd (Donna); grandchildren, Mitch and Melissa; and three great-granddaughters. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-8 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alhambra Shrine, 1000 Alhambra Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421, or to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.HamiltonFuneralOptions.com. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.