|Birth: ||Aug. 15, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2014|
North Carolina, USA
Robert Wallis Allen, age 87, died peacefully on March 18, 2014 in Mooresville, NC.
He is by career (of 66 years) an Oilfield Supply Salesman and Manager having worked for National Supply and starting several companies of his own including A&W Supply and later Allen Enterprises in Great Bend, KS.
"Bud" grew up in Crocker, Mo and served during WWII with the 902 Army Air Corp Airation Engineers. Upon discharge he moved to Russell, KS to work for his uncle, and soon afterwards found employment with National Supply. The family moved to Great Bend, KS in 1956.
He was a member and served as an officer in professional organizations KIOGA and OPI. In 2002 he was inducted into the Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame.
Bud was a long time member of First Southern Baptist Church of Great Bend where he served as a Children's worker and Church Treasurer. He is known for his joy in life and funny sayings, such as "It takes a big dog to weigh a ton." :) He was a scoutmaster in Great Bend for troop 156.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty Jean Clement Allen, three children Denise Simon (David) of Mooresville, NC, Marcia Kimbley of Stafford KS, and Robert of Denver, CO. Also, two grandchildren Chelsea and Sarah Simon.
Memorial services will be held at Peninsula Baptist Church of Mooresville, NC March 21 at 1:00 pm followed by visitation and in Great Bend, KS on May 12 at 2:00 pm at First Southern Baptist Church of Great Bend, KS.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to either First Southern Baptist Church of Great Bend, KS or Peninsula Baptist Church of Mooresville, NC.
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Record added: Mar 20, 2014
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