L.G. Allen, Jr., 89, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Garrison, Texas. He was born on June 13, 1927 in Choudrant, Louisiana to Larcus Green Allen, Sr. and Eva Frazier. Funeral services for Mr. Allen will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Timpson, Texas with Bro. Tim Lovelady officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.
LG grew up in Choudrant, Louisiana before moving to Timpson with his family. He was extremely talented and a natural athlete that excelled at all of the activities he participated in while in high school. After graduation, LG entered the military and soon after returning home, married the love of his life, Billie Joy Fitts in 1948. LG devoted a lifetime of service to his community as County Commissioner until retirement.
LG was a very laid back, kind, and compassionate individual. He never met a stranger and made sure to make you feel special if he saw you around town. LG was sure to enjoy himself no matter what he was doing. He was drawn to the outdoors where he spent much of his time fishing, hunting, or playing golf. Baseball was also a favorite pastime of his.
LG was surrounded by a family filled with love. He is survived by his faithful wife of 68 years, Billie Joy; two sons, Ricky Allen and wife, Brenda, and Bradley Allen; one brother, R.S. Allen and wife, Sandra, one sister, Evelyn McLeroy; five grandchildren, Michael Allen, Kyle Allen and wife, Tisha, Jacob Allen, Amy Allen, Katie Norman and husband, Clayton; ten great grandchildren; and dearest family friends, Robin and Duncan Connell. He is preceded in death by his parents, Larcus Green Allen, Sr. and Eva Frazier and sister Claudine Barrett.
The Allen family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Garrison Nursing Home who so lovingly stood beside and served LG during his stay there until his passing.
Pallbearers for Mr. Allen’s service are Kyle Allen, Jacob Allen, Bryan Stinnett, Clayton Norman, William Lum Edwards, and Kenny Smith. The family is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson, Texas.