Johnnie “Glen” Allen
Submitted by Edgar on Mon, 2014-02-10 17:25
Johnnie “Glen” Allen, 67, of Colfax, passed from this life on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born March 25, 1946 at Nebo to the union of his parents, Hugh Hamilton
Allen and Lily Amanda Allen. Glen was a member of the Colfax Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States Army, and retired from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, where he served with an Associate Degree in Science. Glen loved to work outside, gardening, farming, hunting, fishing, crawfishing, playing with grandkids, spending time with his family and friends and church service and activities. He enjoyed his work as a
soil technician and the interaction he had with farmers and the community. Glen believed in conservation of our resources and loved sharing his knowledge. He truck farmed for a period of time and always grew and gave
away a portion to any person in need. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10, at Colfax Baptist Church with the Revs. Stephen Richardson, Kendall Price and Carl Gulde officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Deville under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim Dave Allen, Tucker Allen, Ross Allen, and Donald Allen, and an infant brother; sisters, Nettie Smith, Audie Bradford, Ella Bradford, Lena Hudspeth and Marjorie Allen. Survivors include his wife, Betty Roberts Allen of Colfax; three daughters, Patty Allen Berry and husband Kevin of Katy, TX, Charlene Allen Anderson and husband Shane of Dry Prong, and Carlene Deanne Allen and fiancé Chad of Lafayette; two sisters, Lettie Windham of Jena and Margaret Chevallier of Jonesville; two brothers, Jesse S. “Jack” Allen of Shreveport, and Wayne Allen of Nebo; grandchildren, Callie Justine Transier, Richard Mag Transier, Johnnie Dale Anderson, Clara Averia Anderson, Lydia Lorraine Berry, Luke Lloyd Berry, Anna Belle Berry, and Samuel Hugh Berry; and a great grandson, Justin Ray Ranburger. Pallbearers were Johnnie Anderson, Mag Transier, Luke Berry, Samuel Berry, Chuck Boyette, Lane Windham, Jeff Davis, and Holden Vallee. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Gatlin, Bruce Rhodes, Todd Vallee, Travis Vallee, and a host of loved nephews and nieces. Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, or to the church of your choice.
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