Allen, Jackie

Jackie Bert Allen

April 21, 1932 - February 7, 2019

Jackie Bert Allen of McKinney, Texas passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 at the age of 86. He was born on April 21, 1932 to Virgil and Viola (Measles) Allen in Denison, Texas. He married Ryuko Tagawa on July 1, 1971 in Sasebo, Japan.

Jackie was a veteran of the Vietnam War and proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring after 28 years of service as Senior Chief Petty Officer.  He returned to Denison, Texas where he was born and raised.

Jackie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He loved to fish, watch his favorite baseball team the Texas Rangers, and most of all spending time with his family.

Jackie is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ryuko Allen of Denison, Texas; daughter, Ginger O’Reilly and husband, Elvis of McKinney, Texas; granddaughter, Takara O’Reilly; brother, Lonnie Allen of Texarkana, Texas; Ryuko’s children, Linda Banares and husband, Jordan Banares, Ricky Maniego and wife, Joan Maniego, Cristina Abagon and husband, Bong Abagon, and James Maniego. In addition to his immediate family, numerous relatives and friends will surely miss his kind heart and beautiful spirit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joy Kay Allen; brothers, Billy Allen, Bobby Allen and Starley Allen.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  An inurnment with full Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2019 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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I was sorry to hear the sad news. I have some fond memories of spending some time with Uncle Jackie when he was home on leave in the late 50's/early 60's when I rode down from Michigan with my dad Bobby Allen. I was small but I remember all the Allen Brothers having a good time together at the homestead in Denison, TX. Momma Measles had her hands full trying to keep the wild bunch under control.
Randall Allen, February 21, 2019 My wife Nena and I are both so sorry for your loss./eddie/nena edgardo maniego, February 15, 2019 One of my uncles that I only knew as a little kid, but I was always proud of him and the stories my dad, Bobby Allen, shared about him.
Randall Allen, February 15, 2019