John W. Allphin

February 19, 1941 - July 15, 2010

Mr. John W. Allphin, age 69, of McKinney, Texas passed away July 15, 2010. He was born February 19, 1941, in Bryan, Texas to Byron and Mayte Ola (Thompson) Allphin. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. On February 12, 1965, he married Helen Louise Stephens in Oneida, Tennessee. John owned The Triangle Barber in Garland, Texas for 28 years. He attended Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Helen; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Sherry Allphin of Aubrey, Texas, and Brian and Beth Allphin of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Olivia and Elizabeth; sisters, Carolyn Royse and husband, John of Annapolis, Maryland and Kathleen Martin and husband, Maurice of McKinney; sisters-in-law, Glenda Allphin of Santa Fe, Texas and Diana Perry of Winfield, Tennessee; mother-in-law, Kathleen Smith also of Winfield, Tennessee; brothers-in-law, Royce Stephens of Caryville, Tennessee and Ron Stephens of Oneida, Tennessee; and many numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Elmon Stephens; granddaughter, Amelie Faith Allphin; brother, James Milton Allphin; and brother-in-law, Dick Van Tyne. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 24, 2010, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Maurice Martin officiating. The family will receive friends for a night of remembrance Friday, July 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Happy Hill Farm, 3846 N. Hwy 144, Granbury, Texas 76048 or VNA Hospice, 2414 W. University Dr. Ste 200, McKinney, Texas 75071.

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Helen, We were so sorry to hear of John's death. We have no way of knowing what you are going through at this time, but our prayers & thoughts will be with you and your family. Those we love remain part of us. In time the ache in your heart will be replaced with peace from loving memories and we know you have a lot of great memories. Carolyn & Horace Wallace Carolyn Wallace, July 23, 2010 Brian and Elizabeth, So sorry for you loss. We are praying for you and your family. If you need anything at all, please call us. Lova Ya, Michelle and Eddie Eddie and Michelle Hernandez, July 23, 2010 My prayers are with you. John left a wonderful legacy for his family. Judi Murphy, July 23, 2010 The last couple of times I saw and visited with John, it was such a blessing. He truly understood that Christ was his life. I know that we will all see him again soon. I was thinking that he is now with his mother and father and with his brother, Milton and many others that went before him. This should be a celebration, even though he will be missed. With love in Jesus Christ. Florence Florence Siegert, July 23, 2010 John was a very kind,friendly gentleman. He always found something to laugh about when he did not feel like it. Mr. John Allphin will be greatly missed and our prayers are with the family. Tony and Doris Davis, July 22, 2010 John was such a caring and loving husband, friend and for sure a grandfather. Christina will always have fond memories of him as her 2nd grandpa. Helen, you and John had such a wonderful long marriage and an example for others. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Vinita Dowell, July 21, 2010 Helen and Family: Please know that I am thinking of you. I know your loss of John is so surreal. Through your faith and with love of family and friends you will find strength. Love, Cousin Judy Judy Ivey, July 21, 2010 HELEN JUST GOT YOUR E-MAIL, SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT HE IS GONE,WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS LOVE YOU JANET Janet Kay Lunn, July 21, 2010 Helen and boys; I am so sorry for your loss of John. John and I taught Sunday School together for a while and my favorite times with him were at the Barber Shop. It never took long to cut my hair so I would hang around swapping stories. John, a good man, will be missed. Joe Harn, July 20, 2010 May the Lord be with you all,is my prayer. Diana C. Perry, July 20, 2010 Praying that you will know God's comfort John & Helen McCartt, July 20, 2010 Brian, Our thoughts & prayers are with you and Beth and all of your family. Doug & June Bell June Bell, July 20, 2010 Brian, Christie and I pray that the Lord will give you the strength to get through this tough time. God Bless and take care! Sincerely, The Clayton Family George Clayton, July 20, 2010 Helen, there are simply no words to tell you the sadness Buzz and I feel, not for John, but for those of us left behind (for now)! Our friendship has endured through 32 years. What laughter and special memories we've shared through these years. Praise be to God for life eternal through His Son! We will once again laugh together, but I know right now John is talking and cutting up with an angel! Love you so, Sandra and Buzz Sandra Collins Bukovac, July 20, 2010 Helen and family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of John. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Nan Thomas, July 20, 2010 David and I saw John as being a very personable fellow in that he made you feel comfortable when you were in his presence, making conversation easy and inviting. We don't ever remember him without a smile on his face, even when he was wearing a neck brace, which had to be very uncomforatble. I have heard it said that memories are the legacy of love. I know you must have treasury of memories to help comfort you at this time. Lula F. Hester, July 19, 2010 I will always know my Uncle John as an honest, hard working and kind man. There are too many nice memories from my childhood to count. Growing up it was great to spend time at Uncle John and Aunt Helen's house and hang out with Stephen and Brian. We will miss you Uncle John. But the measure of a man is the husband, father, (uncle), and friend to others that he was. By that measure, you will be with us forever. Much love to all the family. Michael VanTyne, July 19, 2010 John was my brother, but also my best friend. I will miss him greatly. Kathleen Martin Kathleen Martin, July 19, 2010 Helen, we are keeping you and your family in our prayers, daily. We love you and cherish the memories that we have of our time spent with you and John. It was the Lord's will, I believe, that we were able to see John, just those few short weeks ago, and share some memories with him. Again, if there is anything at all that we can do, please don't hesitate to call. We love you, Roger and Pat Arnold, Portland, Oregon. Roger and Pat Arnold, July 19, 2010 I will miss John's smile and positive words. Helen and family, you all are in my prayers. Stephanie McCubbrey, July 19, 2010 The most honest man I have ever met! Glenda Lee Allphin, July 18, 2010 Dear Helen and Family, I'm very sorry to hear about John. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Nelda Nelda Cartlidge, July 18, 2010 We will keep you in our prayers. We are so very saddened by the loss of such a good friend. Larry&Janice F Reynolds, July 18, 2010 Helen I am deeply saddened to hear about your loss of John. You are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. James Sands, July 17, 2010 John was a good Christian, a good man, a good friend and a good barber. Also, i'm sure he was a good husband and father who will be very much missed. Tommy Kirby and Brenda, July 17, 2010 Helen, I have a lot of memories of John I'll cherish forever. I always enjoyed visiting with John. May the Lord bless and comfort you and the kid's during this time. Leo & Sylva Leo & Sylva Dennis, July 17, 2010