He was a member of the South Marshall Baptist Church and was employed by Starks Brothers Homes in Benton. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Fulks) Allen of Benton; two sons, Michael Allen and Kevin Allen both of Benton; his mother, Mary Judith (Fitch) Allen of Benton; six grandchildren; four sisters, Sandra Allen of Benton, Charlotte Allen of Hardin, Barbara Bailey of Benton, and Tammy York of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Allen.
Funeral services were held December 10, in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton.Rev. Raymond Lewis officiated. Interment followed in the Pace Cemetery in Hardin.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Brenda McClaran, 510 West 9th St.. Benton, KY 42025.