David Scott Allison "The Bear", 75, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Allison successfully owned and operated an RV dealership "David Allison Camping Center" in Charlotte and several other businesses in Charlotte. Mr. Allison was an avid antique car enthusiast and was extremely proud of his family's NASCAR heritage. They opened the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1948 on Little Rock Road and a year later, ran the NASCARS's first Grand National race and the first NASCAR sanctioned race in the Carolina's.
Mr. Allison is predeceased by his parents, Carl C. and Catherine M. Allison; brother, Carl C. "Buck" Allison, Jr.; nephew, Carl Scott Allison and great nephew, Jonathan Blake Huntley.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and bride of fifty four years, Sara Mattox Allison; children, Amanda Jane Allison, Paige (Mark) Miller and Kelly (David) Purcell; grandchildren, Sara, Marcus, Morgan, Allison, Peyton, Zach, Keefe and Mac; many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as his grand dogs and his "baby" Lou Lou.
The family would like to thank the staff at CMC Main, CMC Pineville and Hospice and Community Care of Rock Hill for their loving care.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 11:00am at McEwen Pineville Chapel 10500 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28210. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn West Cemetery 4601 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Online guest book and service info may be found at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com