Thomas “Tommy” Wayne Allen

March 13, 1953 - September 25, 2020

Thomas “Tommy” Wayne Allen of Wylie, Texas passed away on September 25, 2020 at the age of 67. He was born March 13, 1953 to Thomas Edward Allen and Vera Loyce Robinson in Delhi, Louisiana. Tommy was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service close to 35 years.  

It is no secret that Tommy was a huge Texas Longhorn fan. In fact, it was rare to see him in anything other than burnt orange. There is only one thing Tommy cherished more than his Longhorns, and that was his family. Tommy firmly believed that you show your love through your actions rather than your words; often times he would work 50+ hours a week, yet always managed to have a meal cooked and never missed an event for his sons. It is without question that Tommy was the best father, friend, and confidant. But above all else, Tommy was a genuine, fun-loving, all around amazing man.  Tommy never knew a stranger, and he will be missed incredibly by many.  

Tommy is survived by his sons, Chris Allen and wife, Tara of Prosper, Texas and Tanner Allen of Wylie, Texas; Mother of his sons, Kay Allen of Calera, Oklahoma; daughters, Gina Martinez and husband, Richard of Garland, Texas and Mistee Allen of New York City, New York; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Michael Allen and wife, Alicia of Allen, Texas and Ricky Allen and wife, Leslie of Richardson, Texas; sisters, Suzanne Cornett and husband, Garen of Crandall, Texas and Cathy Pendley and husband, Chad of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and his mother, Vera Allen of Allen, Texas. And of course his sidekick yorkie, “Izzee” AKA his baby, that went everywhere but work with him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Edward Allen; nephew, Timothy Allen; great-niece, Ida Mae Chambers; Uncle Bob Allen; Uncle Bill and Aunt Jackie Foster and his beloved, Nanny and Papaw Robinson.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Tommy’s obituary page.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Tommy and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service maintaining social distancing or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

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Dear Tommy, We just heard of your recent trip Home yesterday. We thank you for your friendship and all the years of great mail deliveries. We have missed seeing your beautiful, warm smile. May you now rest peacefully, and with great joy, from all you accomplished here, this side of Heaven, in showing the face of God to others through your life of amazing service. Well done Tommy!! The Jones' Joanne and Doug Jones, November 1, 2020 I am very thankful for the years we had and the memories we shared. It has been hard these last couple weeks. With some days better than others. My peace is knowing you are no longer in fear or pain. Always know that I will forever remember you and the times we shared. You are greatly missed by us all. Rico cherishes the day we all spent together just a couple days before the good Lord called you. It was a great day for us that we hold it very dear to our hearts. As we take each day one step at a time we want you to know we will all be okay. We are seeing your little signs to show us you are still with us. We do appreciate that too. We love you. I love you. Rest in Peace Dad. Gina Martinez, October 6, 2020 May The Lord bless and hold your family close during this time. Sheila Giles, October 4, 2020 Tommy you will be missed by many. Always brought a smile to my face. You were a good man. Laurie Mathews, October 3, 2020 To the family and friends of Tommy Allen- May God's love and peace be with Tommy and you on this day and all days. You are a family I've admired for many years. Your support, positivity, and generous spirit has made the world a better place. We're wearing our burnt orange and yelling out a "Hook 'em Horns!" for Tommy! Rest in Peace. Tim Vlamis, October 2, 2020 Tommy, you were a great man who was a friend to all who knew you. You will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to Chris, Tanner, Kay and all the rest of the family. Go rest high on that mountain, Tommy. Connie Smith, October 2, 2020 I didn't have the pleasure of getting to know Tommy Allen. Tommy's obituary expresses passion for life and love of family well, qualities I have seen expressed through his sister, Cathye Allen Pendley, while working with her for more than 15 years. Knowing Cathye as I do now, I wish I had gotten to know Tommy. To Tommy's family, please accept my heartfelt condolences in this difficult time and know that your family is loved. Dan Vlamis Dan Vlamis, October 1, 2020 Tommy you will be greatly missed and even though we had not seen you for a while you were always a kind and generous man. You will be greatly missed! We love you always. RIP Tommy. 
Rachel Cavazos-Bean, October 1, 2020 May you rest in peace dear one. Your brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and family will remember forever your love and influence you had in their lives. You will forever be missed. Sharon Camp, October 1, 2020 I can not express how saddened we are to hear of the loss of Tommy. We pray your love for him is forever carried in your memory and that love will surround you during this time. We will always remember being greeted with that infectious smile of his when we had the opportunity to be with him. Kay, Tanner, and family, you remain in our hearts and we are sending you our love. The Pucci Family Cheryl Pucci, October 1, 2020 My heart is with Chris, Tanner , Kay and the rest of the family for the loss of this wonderful man and he was my best friend and brother, I have had the pleasure of knowing for forty plus years he will be missed deeply but never forgotten, rest in peace my brother. THOMAS HAMM, October 1, 2020 Tommy could sing every song. Even if he didn’t know the words. He was a joy to work with. We will all miss him. Brian Freeland, September 30, 2020 Fair winds and following seas my friend glad to have been your coworker Billy Minor, September 30, 2020 Tommy there are no words to describe the love and respect we had for one another. Thank you for being the best dad to our boys. There will always be a void in my heart. I will miss our phone calls, the talks, and our friendship I hold so dear. I know you are resting in peace and with all our loved ones that went before. Know you will always be remembered and loved. We will see you again one day. Love you. Kay Allen, September 30, 2020