|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1931|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2010|
Orville Dean Allen, 78, of Blossom, passed away Sunday December 5, 2010 at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday December 8, in Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Burgie Thompson and Mike Shupp officiating. Burial will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 6-7:00 p.m.
He was born October 5, 1931 in Minter, TX, a son of Byron F. Allen and Annie House Allen. He married Ruth Laverne Baxter January 14, 1951 in Blossom. He served his country in the US ARMY during the KOREAN WAR from 1952 to 1954. He cleaned and repaired oriental rugs for Joske's Dept. Store in Dallas for 35 years, served two years as mayor of Blossom, and was a member of Blossom Masonic Lodge #303 for over 50 years. He was a member of the Blossom First Baptist Church and loved playing dominoes and working in his wood shop.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Floyd George Allen in 1958.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth; children, Tom Allen of Dallas and Brenda Sue Allen of Blossom; brothers, Byron Allen, Mahlon Allen and Raymond Allen; sisters, Frances Allen Spears and Laverne Allen Coleman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Greg Withers, Jason Bounds, Lowell Gillie, John Crowder, Terry Oliver and Tony Allen.
Byron F Allen (1887 - 1976)
Annie House Allen (1898 - 1986)
Floyd George Allen (1918 - 1958)*
Orville Dean Allen (1931 - 2010)
Knights Of Honor Cemetery
Created by: Linda Moore
Record added: Nov 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80958934
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