|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2010|
Harold Levon Allen, 83 of Commerce, OK died Monday, February 8, 2010 at his home after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's. His family was with him.
Mr. Allen was born February 16, 1926 in North Miami, OK to Joe Cody and Gladys (Hampton) Allen. He had lived in the Commerce area most of his life.
He served in WWII in the U.S. Air Corp and then in the National Guard during Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Commerce, OK and worked at Eagle Picher for over 40 years and did a lot of carpentry work.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Jim Allen and Bob Allen and 1 sister Helen Kley.
He married Yvonne (Morgan) and she survives of the home.
Additional Survivors includes: 1 Son H. Dale Allen of Miami, OK 2 Daughters Patty Miller and husband Steve of Independence, MO, Diana Durborow and husband Mike of Miami, OK, 1 Brother Bill Allen of Amarillo, TX, 1 Sister Lois Hinkle of Garden City, KS 4 Grandchildren 4 Great Grandchildren
Graveside Services will be Thursday February 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. Rev. Howie Moss will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mike Durborow, Jerry Witham, Steve Miller, Kaleb Croquart, Adam Hignite and Jay Gray. Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 147 Funeral Detail.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, OK.
His father, Joe Cody Allen was the son of:
Joseph Cephus Allen
(Mar. 21, 1866 to Apr. 19, 1909).
His mother, Gladys Mildred Hampton was the daughter of:
James M. Hampton
(Jun. 14, 1865 to Jun. 15, 1951).
Emma Florence Nicks
(Feb. 28, 1871 to Dec. 26, 1956)
`*✿◕✿*΄IN MEMORY OF`*✿◕✿*΄
The Gentle Man
(dedicated to Harold Levon Allen)
by D'ann Mathis
He stood towering above you
Yet his gentleness shined through.
Kind and soft-spoken
As he guided each of you.
He spent his time in a garden
With his wife from younger years.
"He helped to get the house just right",
She remembered through her tears.
As he aged his mind grew tired
Not many memories remained.
"Don't let them think that I forgot them"
He prayed to himself in pain.
"Let them know somehow, Dear Lord,
that this isn't really me."
"Please, let me show them one more time
just what they mean to me."
God told him "they remember, son,
They know just how you feel."
"The tears they shed are just because
they know your love is real."
The man slowly closed his eyes
And a soft smile wrinkled his cheek.
He was not hurting anymore;
His heart was now at peace.
As he towers from above them now
He looks down farther than e'er before.
He doesn't hurt, his mind is clear
For this he thanks the Lord:
"Thank you, Lord, for giving me
the best years of my life.
My home, my life, my family
And most of all, my wife"
"Comfort them, Lord as you did me
when I could no longer try.
My actions and my words were not
How I wanted to say Good-bye'"
"Let them know that the flicker
they saw in my eye from time to time
was not just an empty thought;
for they were always on my mind."
Joe Cody Allen (1901 - 1983)
Gladys Mildred Hampton Allen (1904 - 1991)
Yvonne Darlene Morgan Allen (1931 - ____)*
Harold Dale Allen (1951 - ____)*
Gladys Mildred Allen (1924 - 1924)*
James Cody Allen (1924 - 2006)*
Harold Levon Allen (1926 - 2010)
Helen Gladys Allen Kley (1929 - 2009)*
Boby Gene Allen (1934 - 1952)*
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Plot: Garden Of Peace: Block 5, Lot 13, grave 3
GPS (lat/lon): 36.91423, -94.87785
Maintained by: H. Dale Allen
Originally Created by: Orlena
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47847250