Allen Keith Bruin, 66 years of age, of the Mark Welborn community, departed this life on Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.
He was born on March 16th, 1944 in Georgetown, Kentucky, the son of James William Bruin and Lorraine Brandenburg Bruin. He was a retired warehouse manager for Pepsi Cola, a Marine Corp veteran, and a member of Denham Street Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Heavenly Echoes Gospel Quartet. Allen loved playing guitar and singing gospel music, hunting, fishing, and watching UK Basketball, reading Westerns and his Bible. He loved his children, grandchildren and all the people in his life.
Allen was survived by his mother, Lorraine Brandenburg Williams of Georgetown, Kentucky; his wife, Jo Ann Hargis Bruin, whom he married on December 13th, 1965 in Georgetown, Kentucky; two sons, Mark (and Jennifer) Bruin of Somerset, Kentucky and Jimmy Bruin of Somerset, Kentucky; a daughter, Susan (and Paul) Calfee of Somerset, Kentucky; five grandchildren, MacKenzie Bruin, Morgan Bruin, Ashtyn Bruin, Kelsie Frye, and Emma Calfee; and five sisters, Sue Williamson, Faye (and Waldo) Asher, Regina (and P.J.) Seagriff, Robin Taylor, and April Taylor all of Georgetown, Kentucky.
Preceding him in death was his father, James William Bruin.
Visitations were held on Sunday, April 11th at 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12th in the Chapel of the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. J.S. New and Bro. David Muse officiating.
Burial followed in the Woodstock Cemetery in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF ALLEN,
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.
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Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on. Cherished memories will never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart, for as long as there is a memory, they live with in our heart. -
Cadmus Added: Apr. 11, 2010