Robert Edward Allen, 94, affectionately known as “Bob”, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at his home in Sardis, MS.
He was born on March 12, 1923 to Loyce Norton Allen and Robert P. Allen. Bob was raised on a farm in Copiah County and later moved to Jackson and began working at Taylor Funeral Home. Here, he met and fell in love with Billie Taylor Stone, whom he married. During the outbreak of WWII, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and served at Foggla, Italy Airbase for the duration of the war. In the early 1950’s, Bob and Billie moved to Sardis, where they farmed and raised cattle for many years. Bob was a member of Davis Chapel United Methodist Church, MS Cattlemen’s Association and Sardis Coffee Club. Recently, at the Veteran’s Day Program at Jackson Academy and also at the MS Society of DAR (MSSDAR) Conference, in Jackson, Bob was awarded certificates for his service in WWII.
Bob is survived by two daughters, Linda Allen Young of Jackson and Nancy Allen Moore (Ralph) of Sardis; two sons, Robert Allen, Jr. of Senatobia and Richard Allen of Sardis; six grandchildren, Beth Young Hosey of Madison, John Young of Maumelle, AR, Jason Allen and Lee Allen, of Hernando, Tom Allen of Senatobia and Andrew Allen of Sardis; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Lomuscio of Dallas, TX and three brothers, A.B. Allen of Ephrata, WA, Carroll Allen of Tyler, TX and Ben Allen (Laverne) of Grand Cove, LA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Willie “Billie” Stone Allen, infant grandson, Taylor Holcombe Young; sisters Virginia Allen, Lorraine Galford, Lena Abington and brother John Allen.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Davis Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 10:30 – 12 p.m. on December 13, 2017 at the church. Interment will be in Davis Chapel Cemetery. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Ruby Milam and her family, Kenneth Walls, Glinnie Mae Leach, Brenda Hughes, Shenika Showers, Latoya Lamar, and Rosephine Young for their care of Bob during his time of need.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Davis Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o George Land, 2919 McKinney Rd., Sardis, MS 38666. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home – Sardis Chapel has charge of arrangements.