|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1979|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 2011|
age: 31 yrs 7 mos 7 days
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Malcolm Goff, 36, who was wounded during the Monday afternoon shooting, and witness Tina Underwood, 31, tell The Columbus Dispatch that Desmond Allison was talking on his cellphone outside an apartment complex when an ex-girlfriend took a cap off his head. Allison's current girlfriend, who'd given him the hat, saw what had happened and the two women began arguing, Goff and Underwood told the newspaper.
They say Allison exchanged words with one of the women before he and Goff walked away. Later, they say, three men approached Allison and that one of them — a relative of one of the women — argued with Allison. They say another man began shooting.
Allison, 31, was pronounced dead at Grant Medical Center in Columbus at 3:54 p.m., said Franklin County, Ohio, Coroner Jan Gorniak. Goff was treated and released.
Allison played at Kentucky from 1998-2000. In his last season he averaged 8.9 points per game and 4.4 rebounds.
Homegoing celebration for Mr. Desmond "Dez" A. Allison of Tallahassee, FL (formerly of Tampa) who passed away July 25, 2011 in Columbus, OH, will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Without Walls International Church, 2511 N. Grady Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607, Senior Pastor-Paula White. Pastor Jomo Cousins of Love First Christian Center, will officiate. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery, Tampa, FL.
Mr. Allison was born December 18, 1979 to Detria Allison and Esmond Flood, Jr. in Columbus, OH, although a native of Tampa, FL.
He is survived by many who loved him: his children, Desmond Jr. (9), Deja (8), Jasmine and Dynym, his precious little angels; parents, Detria Allison and Esmond Flood, Jr.; 1 sister, Desire' Allison Williams (Marlon); 2 brothers, Eddie and Julius; grandmother, Mary Williams; uncles, Julian and Broderick Allison; aunts, Telisa Williams and Jorita Williams; many close cousins and close family who include, Cedric Powell and family; godmother, Renee Brown and family; Zane Gilmore and family, DeShawn and family; Demetrius George and family, Coach Scott Wegers and family, Robinson High School and University of Kentucky. Friends that are not mentioned will not be left out nor forgotten during this going home occasion.
Desmond's spirit will always be with us and he will always be remembered for his witty and funny attitude.
Viewing will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. and the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida 33605.
Orange Hill Cemetery
Plot: Garden: Gethsemane; Lot 9D; Space 1
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74020680