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 Harold Brent Allen

Harold Brent Allen

Death 26 Jan 2015 (aged 85)
Burial Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden of St Luke, Lot 4
Memorial ID 176335548 · View Source
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A memorial service for Harold Brent Allen, 85, of Tyler, will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at Lloyd James.

A private burial will be prior to the service in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of the Lloyd James Funeral Home.

Mr. Allen, a fourth generation Tylerite, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Tyler. He was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Tyler to Henry Harry and Mary Kelly Allen.

Harold was a faithful member of Woods Baptist Church. Upon making his profession of faith at age 11, he was baptized by Dr. Porter Bailes at First Baptist Church in Tyler. He later was ordained a deacon by First Baptist Church on Sept. 12, 1965. He served faithfully in that capacity there and later at First Baptist Church Arlington and also when he moved to Longview at First Baptist Church Longview.

Harold was a graduate of Tyler High School where he severed as class president for his mid-term graduating class of 1947. He joined the U.S. Army in 1948 and remained in the active Army Reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1966 attaining the rank of master sergeant. Harold loved his service to his country. He was very proud to have earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree from The University of Texas at Tyler where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society.

Harold retired from La Gloria Oil and Gas where he started to work in the lab and retired after 38 years as their training coordinator. Harold discovered a passion for teaching as an adjunct professor for government at Tyler Junior College, 1979 to 1989, then Dallas Community College and Tarrant County Junior College 1990 to 1999, later at Kilgore College 2000 to 2005.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved twin brother, Harry Allen, of Longview, affectionately known as "Brother;" grandson, Ryan Crist; granddaughter, Erin Lynn Volter; and daughter-in-law, Susan Lynn Allen.

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 64 years, Bobbie Elmore Allen, of Tyler; daughters, Cheryl Lynn Allen, of Houston, and Carol Anne Allen and Bill Crist, of San Marcos, California; and son, Brent Lee Allen, of Tyler; grandchildren, Elton Volter III (Telicia), Edwin T. Volter (Erica), Brandon Everett Allen, William Everett Crist III and twin granddaughters, Brittany Anne Crist and Casey Lynne Crist. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jan. 27, 2015

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Brent Allen (11 Aug 1929–26 Jan 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176335548, citing Tyler Memorial Park and Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Earnest Ward (contributor 47896659) .