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.