|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 2008|
Services for Ervin John Allen, 85, will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, in Griffin-Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Donny Custar and Associate Pastor Kevin Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born Oct. 23, 1922, in Overbrook to John Wyatt Allen and Della Louise Blankenship Allen, he died Oct. 10, 2008, in Ardmore. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ethel Ellis; and two brothers, Claude Allen and Melvin Allen.
He married Margaret Frances Cranmore Dec. 2, 1950, in Dickson.
He attended Springer schools and was called to serve his country by the draft on Jan. 14, 1943. He served during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a radio operator, achieving the rank of sergeant. He received the Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater ribbon. He received his honorable discharge on Dec. 2, 1945.
He went to work for Will Rogers World Airport, where he worked in civil service until his retirement. A longtime member and deacon of Mary Niblack Baptist Church, he enjoyed fishing, charcoaling outdoors and spending time with his family and his dog, Buster. Frances was the center of Ervin's life.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Dennis Allen and his wife, Ginger, Merkel, Texas, Darrell Allen and his wife, Huong, Lewisville, Texas, and Danny Allen and his wife, Teresa, Ardmore; one daughter, Fran West and her husband, Stacey, Ardmore; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Essie Pruitt, Wilson, and Marie Watson, Ardmore; one brother, William Allen, Ardmore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bearers are nephews, Steve Watson, Glendal Allen, John David Allen, Allen Ray Pruitt, Boyd Salsbury and Adam Cranmore.
The family will receive guest from 3-4 p.m. today at Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.griffin-hillcrestfh.com
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Oct 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30510412
You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!|
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