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Allison Hugh Childress Jr

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In Loving Memory

Allison Hugh Childress, Jr.

September 7, 1955 – January 25,2022

 

Allison Hugh Childress, Jr. entered the gates of heaven on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in Dallas, Texas after battling cancer for over two years.  Al was the first of three sons born to Wilma Dean (Frazier) Childress and Allison Hugh Childress, Sr. on September 7, 1955 at Florence Nightingale (Baylor) Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Al’s first love was sports; playing football, basketball, baseball and track, and eventually lettering in football in high school. Al attended Terrace Elementary and Richardson Junior High Schools in Richardson, Texas.  After moving to Duncanville in 1969, he attended Duncanville Junior High and Duncanville High School, graduating in 1974.  (He baffled his friends by remembering football plays from back in junior high.)  His second love was history, so he majored in history at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he graduated in 1978. Al was a proud member of Beta Chi Omega fraternity.   Al only coached one year, because as he said, “I needed to eat.” So he went into sales of oilfield equipment, then batteries at Interstate Battery, and lastly Coca Cola.  He fed love of football by officiating at high school games while in Houston.  He left Coke to see the country in a big truck, delivering air conditioners and military supplies as owner-operator of NiteAl Transportation, Inc.  His last working years were spent delivering roofing supplies in the DFW Metroplex for Beacon Roofing Supply, where he was surrounded by a loving group of men who upheld him during his cancer fight.  People could not believe he was still working while undergoing grueling chemotherapy treatments.

Al always had a kind word and a joke for everyone he encountered.  He truly never met a stranger, and left smiles and laughter behind him wherever he went.  Al was strong in his Christian faith, and was a reliable volunteer at church, serving on the Board of Trustees of Grace United Methodist in Dallas for several terms.  In his spare time, Al loved fishing with friends, NASCAR, and the Dallas Cowboys.  His passing has left a very large hole in this world for his friends and family who knew and loved him.

Al was predeceased by his parents, Wilma Dean Childress and Allison Hugh Childress, Sr. of Duncanville, Texas.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 18 years, Carolyn Childress; his brother, Greg Childress and wife, Anita and son, Roman of Dallas; and his youngest brother Brian Childress of Duncanville and son Zachary Childress of Lewisville, along with one aunt and a lot of cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society or Grace United Methodist Church.

            Al’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church at 4105 Junius, Dallas, Texas 75246, with a prior visitation at 1 p.m.   The service will be broadcast on Facebook Live simultaneously.

18 Thoughts on Allison Hugh Childress Jr
    Rev. Mary Miriti-Jackson
    7 Feb 2022
    5:25pm

    My condolences to you my sister. You husband was my friend who was there for me when I was in need. May the Lord give you peace and alway depend on him. May the Lord heal that pain and fill up that hole with the spirit of God. Be a soldier of the Lord as you have been always.
    How cam I reach you? My phone lost numbers.q

    Carolyn Childress
    7 Feb 2022
    10:24pm

    Thanks so much dear Pastor Mary. I’m grateful he’s no longer suffering, but the pain of loss has replaced my numbness. I appreciate your prayers. My phone is 214-728-7627.

    Isabel Docampo
    8 Feb 2022
    8:02am

    I will always remember Al’s warm smile, and huge, kind heart, and generous spirit. My heartfelt sympathy to Carolyn and all his family. I pray that God’s grace give you peace and strength.

    Carol Cory-Brown
    8 Feb 2022
    8:14am

    Sending heartfelt condolences. May God send his angels of comfort to surround you and your loved ones during this most difficult time.

    Bentley Perez
    8 Feb 2022
    3:21pm

    Thank you for sharing information about Al’s life. I always enjoyed our conversations at the Hervey Christmas. Sending you many hugs Carolyn!!

    Noel Templer Saunders
    9 Feb 2022
    11:41am

    Prayers and thoughts of peace and comfort to you, dear friend. Love you.

    Carolyn
    10 Feb 2022
    4:17pm

    Thanks so much dear Isabel. I love your kind words about my dear Al! I’m feeling the prayers!

    Carolyn
    10 Feb 2022
    4:18pm

    Thanks so much dear Carol. Grace is abounding!

    Carolyn
    10 Feb 2022
    4:19pm

    Thanks so much dear Bentley. I feel them!

    Carolyn
    10 Feb 2022
    4:20pm

    Thanks so much Noel, I feel them.

    10 Feb 2022
    6:44pm

    Continued Prayers for you, Sweet Carolyn.
    ♥️

    Vanessa Hoffman
    10 Feb 2022
    9:45pm

    Al was a special guy and we were so blessed to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you sweet friend.

    Lorri Watson
    11 Feb 2022
    12:07pm

    To my dear cousin Carolyn, I’m thinking about you daily and continue to pray for God’s wonderful love and peace to surround you. Al was a special guy and I can only imagine the celebration in Heaven . Love you

    Melissa Tanner
    11 Feb 2022
    5:12pm

    Hi Carolyn…I feel like I know Al…through all the years of us being friends. I am thankful he’s not sick anymore…and is with Jesus! Keeping you in prayer dear friend…with my deepest sympathy and love.

    Candy
    11 Feb 2022
    9:55pm

    Dearest Carolyn, Thank you for the beautiful write up on Al’s life. He touched many and was loved by many. As are you! There’s a party in Heaven and Al is at Jesus’ side! Love you sister!!

    Larry Tidwell
    12 Feb 2022
    4:50am

    Carolyn – You are in the Larry Tidwell Family Thoughts & Prayers! Al was a Great Friend and was GENUINE and that is My Highest Compliment! Al was also a Difference Maker and What We Do In This Lifetime, Will Echo Into Eternity & Trust me on this, Al’s Echo was Loud & Clear and will last for Centuries to come! Love Ya Big Al

    Judith Reedy
    19 Feb 2022
    11:24am

    Carolyn, it seems that those of us affiliated with Austin College share Larry Tidwell’s sentiments and picture of Al. Forever faithful and dependable as a trustee and devoted to the woman so loved by Grace constituents, Al was a strong and dependable presence. I am grateful for the years we had together and pray a never-ending sense of God’s strong presence in your life. Judith

    Andrea Pitman
    26 Feb 2022
    7:46pm

    Thinking about you, Carolyn, today. Lots of prayers for you as you celebrate Al’s life. I love you. Andrea

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