Joel was an active member of the Oak Level Baptist Church and was a fireman with the Benton Fire Department for over 50 years.
He retired from General Tire & Rubber Company after 34 years and then went on to retire from the Marshall County PVA Office with 14 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue E. Fieldson Allen; his son, Cary Mark Allen and his wife Bridgett of Henderson; his daughter, Carolyn Allen Miller and her husband Darrin of Benton; four grandchildren, Logan Allen Miller, Lakin Andrew Miller, Lauren Paige Miller and Brennan Mark Allen; one great granddaughter, Addie Nichole Miller; and his sister, Sue Watkins of Benton.
Joel was preceded in death by one grandson Caleb Joseph Allen.
His parents were David Allen and Lola Henson Allen Houser.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Bro. C.C. Brasher, Bro. Darrin Miller, Bro. Logan Miller and Lakin Miller officiated and burial followed in the Briensburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Briensburg Cemetery, c/o Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home, P.O. Box 434, Benton, KY 42025.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com.