On May 19, 1920, Hal Jake Allison was born to Henry and Opal Moore Allison. He enlisted in the United States Navy on December 27, 1939, in Louisville, KY. Hal reported for duty on May 25, 1940, at the age of 20. On December 6, 1940, Hal was assigned to the USS Oklahoma where he served for one year and one day until the bombing at Pearl Harbor took his life.
Hal received the following awards posthumously: Purple Heart Medal, American Defense Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the American Campaign Medal.
Hal was one of six children including H.C. Allison, Muriel Ward, Helen Patterson, Morris Allison, and Ruby Wallace who, along with his parents, were left to mourn his passing. He is currently survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins who are honored to finally bring him home.
Full Military Honors and Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 8th, 2022 starting at 11:00am at Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah.
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
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