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William A. "Bill" Allen, 96, of the Merry Oaks community of Barren County, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Diversicare of Glasgow.
Bill was born at Merry Oaks, the son of the late Audrey E. and Allie Myers Allen.
He was a lifelong farmer at Merry Oaks and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving over two years in the South Pacific. He was a member of Merry Oaks Methodist Church.
He is survived by a son, Neil Allen and wife, Diane, of Merry Oaks; two grandchildren, Jimmy Allen and wife, Kylee, of Glasgow, and Karen Wray, and husband, Troy, of Chicago, Illinois; one great-grandchild, AnnLee Allen; one sister, Jean Pursley, of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Francis James Allen; three sisters, Hilda Furlong, Dorothy Witty and Viola Allen; and two brothers, Rodney and Walter Allen.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Merry Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m.
Published on January 23, 2018
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