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Rev R. Earl Allen

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Rev R. Earl Allen

Birth
Benbrook, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Sep 1990 (aged 68)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Colleyville, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 65268087 View Source
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R.E. Allen, "a pastor's pastor," 68
The Rev. R. Earl Allen, a native of Fort Worth and senior pastor of Rosen Heights Baptist Church for 34 years, died of cancer yesterday afternoon at his home. He was 68.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Rosen Heights Baptist Church with burial in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Shannon North Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Rev. Allen, who had been preaching for 50 years, was born in Rosen Heights, the same Fort Worth neighborhood where he served most of his ministry. He attended elementary school across from Rosen Heights Baptist Church and graduated from North Side High School.
"He was a pastor's pastor," said Russell Dilday, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president. "He left an example of quality leadershhip for all ministers and we all will feel a great loss because of his passing."
Author of some 25 books, the Rev. Allen was known for his work with other ministers. He had served as adjunct professor at Southwestern Seminary since 1976.
"He was kind of a modern-day St. Paul who helped young Timothys in their ministry," Dilday said. "He was able to give practical counsel to young ministerial students with a perspective gained from his long years as a preacher."
The Rev. Allen was known for his library of more than 15,000 volumes. He devised an indexing system of sermon books that allowed pastors to research sermons on specific topics, Dilday said.
His latest book, published in 1989, was The Great "I ams" of Jesus.
In 1987 he collaborated with the Rev. Joel Gregory, pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, on a book titled Southern Baptist Preaching Today.
The Rev. Allen received several honorary doctorates and served in many leadership positions in the state and national Baptist Conventions. He was a graduate of Howard Payne University, which named him as a distinguished alumnus and conferred on him an honorary doctorate. He also held a bachelor's degree from Midwestern University in Whichita Falls and was a graduate of Southwestern Seminary.
He was three times a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal given by the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. The. Rev. Allen was listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in Religion.
Before becoming pastor at Rosen Heights in 1956, the Rev. Allen was pastor of First Baptist Church of Archer City, First Baptist Church of Seagraves and First Baptist Church of Floydada.
Survivors: Wife, Joyce Allen of Fort Worth, son, James Todd of Miami, daughter Joy Allen Newcom of Fort Worth; five brothers, Edward S. Allen of LaPorte, Lee Roy Allen of Mesquite, John H. Allen of Denver and Robert Allen and Floyd Allen, both of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Willis of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.

Published in the Star-Telegram, Wednesday P.M., September 16, 199


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 65268087
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65268087/r-earl-allen : accessed ), memorial page for Rev R. Earl Allen (26 May 1922–13 Sep 1990), Find a Grave Memorial ID 65268087, citing Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Judy Allen (contributor 47366125) .