Tom Allen

June 4, 1921 - July 20, 2008

Mr. Tom Allen, 87, of Allen, Texas passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008 in Plano, Texas. He was born June 4, 1921 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Thomas Clarence and Hezzie (Snell) Allen. On May 5, 1952, he married Loyce Robinson in Crowville, Louisiana. Mr. Allen served his country in the US Marine Corps during WWII, where he fought in the South Pacific. He was a mechanic, worked at Jones-Blair Paint in Dallas, TX and after retiring worked at True Value Hardware in Allen, TX. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Loyce Allen of Allen, TX; sons, Tommy Allen of Wylie, TX, Michael Allen and his wife Alisha of Allen, TX, Ricky Allen and his wife Leslie of Richardson, TX; daughters, Suzanne Cornett and her husband Garen of Crandall, TX, Cathye Pendley and her husband Chad of Frisco, TX; 22 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Schindler of Pilot Point, TX, Fannie Bell Hancock of McKinney, TX; and sister-in-law, Jackie Foster of West Monroe, LA. Preceding him in death is his parents, grandson, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with the Pastor Wayne Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 P.M. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Tom was a true inspiration to all of his grandchildren and children. He will be deeply missed. I thank Tom for being a role model for my two sons. He will forever live in our hearts and in our memories. I thank him for accepting me into his family for 19 years. It was an honor to have known him and loved him. Loyce and all the children my prayers are with you and know that Tom is now in the arms of the Lord. God bless each of you. Kay Allen, July 22, 2008 Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Even though I didn't know him, I remember how you would mention him at times and I could see the love in your eyes when he was mentioned. Believe me when I say it's so hard right now in the midst of such pain to see anything but loss. But, as time allows and memories unfold, you will once again discover days filled full with his love. You have my heartfelt sympathy. Love, Vicki Vicki Williams, July 22, 2008 Dear Mrs. Allen, Suzie and family, Thinking of you with deepest sympathy in your time of loss. May our Heavenly Father hold you close and bring you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. My prayers are with you. Peggy Snider, July 21, 2008 God's heart for you is full of hope, love and peace and so are our prayers. Tom was a wonderful man and very special to his family. It was truly a blessing to see Tom in church with his family and being loved on by all the grandchildren. We praised the day he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. I always looked for Tom's helpful friendly face when I visited the True Value in Allen. Our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. "I am the resurrection and the life..." John 11:25 David and Susan David and Susan Hamblin, July 21, 2008