Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at Oakes & Nichols with Jorday Jones officiating and eulogy by Steve Fry. Burial followed at the family farm at 2259 Ella West Road in Lynnville with Pastor Rick Bilyeu officiating. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesnadnichols.com.
Mr. Allen was a native of Turkey, Texas and was the son of the late John Nugent Allen and Della Faye Wilcoxson Allen. He graduated from Panhandle High School in 1955 and while living in Texas he was a cowboy and ranch hand in Panhandle. After moving to Tennessee in 1972 he became a truck driver, cattle trader and farmer. He was a member of Richland Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, who he married on June 2, 1958, Billye Dean Reading Allen of Lynnville; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Darryl Brown of Fayetteville; son, Billy “Skeeter” Allen of Culleoka and son and daughter-in-law, John Nugent and Jordan Allen of Petersburg; ten grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Granville Allen and sister, Bonnie Faye Chambless.