Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, 5, at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Mary's Queen of Angels Church, 4413 South Morrish Road, Swartz Creek, with Father Dan Kogut and Deacon Rod Amon co-officiating.
Mr. Allen will be at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the Mass.
Burial will follow in Crestwood Cemetery with Navy Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chicago Shriner's Children's Hospital, The St. Mary's Queen of Angels Church and United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek Food Outreach Center or Young Life of Genesee County.
Mr. Allen was born in Oxley, Mo., Jan. 11, 1926, the son of Lewis Leander Allen and Ottie Mae Jackson Allen, moving to Flint, Mich., from Kennett, in 1954 to work on the rebuilding of Beecher High School following the tornado of 1953.
He married LuCille Kirby on Dec. 27, 1948, in Piggott, Ark.
Mr. Allen was a graduate of both Baker College and Spring Arbor College.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the carrier USS Guadalcanal during World War II that captured the Nazi U-Boat 505, that is now in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill.
He attended First General Baptist Church of Flint. He was a member of Swartz Creek Lodge #458 F.&A.M., the Fenton Shriner's Club, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and the Bay City Consistory. He was a private pilot and flight instructor with Skybolt Aviation. He was also a member of the former Fenton Road Businessmen's Association.
Along with his wife, Mr. Allen founded Terry Allen Plumbing and Heating Company, Inc. in 1964.
Surviving are his wife, LuCille; two children, Timothy and wife, Marchelle, of Swartz Creek, and Sharon and husband, Leroy Kitley, of Flint Township; five grandchildren, Kelly Kitley, Cindee Kitley-Kunz, Kirk Allen, Khyleigh Allen and Brian Kitley; eight great-grandchildren, Kitleigh, Angelina, Grace, Alyssa, Zack, Bobby, Junior and Amanda; four brothers, Lindel, of Montgomery, Ala., John, of Swartz Creek, Gayland, of Linden and Donald, of Swartz Creek, and special friends, Tim Flynn, Helen Patterson, Willis Miller and Roberta Sikes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Ellen Jonas and Nadine Kirby, and brothers, Burrell, Harold, Jesse, Kenneth, George, Earl and Wayman.
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