Anthony Lawrence Allen Sr., 86, of Athens, died Thursday at his residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1716 W. Market St. in Athens, with Bishop David Byington, Benjamin Allen, Anthony Allen, Adam Allen and Jim Logan officiating. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery with military honors. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. until service Saturday at the church, with Spry Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Allen was born October 5, 1931, in Jefferson County, Alabama. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, was owner and operator of North Alabama Insulation Company Inc. and served a Mission in Atlanta. He and his wife raised seven children.
He had a passion for learning. He was an avid reader, licensed amateur radio operator, excellent marksman, enjoyed fishing with grandchildren and instilled a strong work ethic to children and grandchildren.
Survivors include wife of 61 years, Dorothy Allen of Athens; daughters, Pauline Falconbury of Athens and Thelma Temple of Landenburg, Pennsylvania; sons, Anthony L. Allen Jr. of Athens, Michael T. Allen of Athens, David W. Allen of Toney, Steven G. Allen of Hanceville and Benjamin L. Allen of Olive Branch, Mississippi; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Wadealene Harris of Pensacola, Florida and Paula Rubin of Grand Island, Florida; and nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents Wade Allen and LeRuth Allen Schoulin; stepfather, Charles V. Schoulin; brother, Charles R. Schoulin; sister, Laberta Wilder; and grandson, Anthony Paul Allen. Pallbearers will be Adam Allen, Michael Allen, Jacob Falconbury, Devin Falconbury, Tyler Falconbury, Austin Allen, Chris Allen and Justin Bryant. Honorary Pallbearers are Landon Falconbury, Joel Temple, Bennett Temple, Matthew Temple and Aaron Temple.
Published on November 16, 2017