Wife of NASCAR legend Bobby Allison passes away after surgery complications

Bobby and Judy Allison in May of 2015.
Bobby and Judy Allison in May of 2015.
Bobby and Judy Allison in May of 2015.

Judy Allison the wife of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Allison died Friday after complications from surgery earlier in the day at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville North Carolina. Mrs. Allison was 74.

The news was confirmed via a statement released by the family that said she was surrounded by her family, daughters Bonnie Farr and Carrie Hewitt, grandson Robbie Allison, brother-in-law Donnie Allison and his wife, Pat, in addition to her husband Bobby. Bobby Allison met Judy in the late 1950s.  They were married in 1960 and had two daughters, Bonnie (1961) and Carrie (1967), in addition to two sons, Clifford and Davey.

Clifford Allison was killed on August 13, 1992, during a practice crash at Michigan International Speedway.  Davey suffered fatal injuries on July 12, 1993 while piloting a helicopter at Talladega Superspeedway.   MORE>>>

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