Bob Allen, age 72, of Mount Ida, died Friday, April 10, 2009.
He was born on October 10, 1936 in Sheridan, the son of Ivan Allen and Laura Kelley Allen. On October 24, 1958, he was married to his beloved wife of 50 years, Linda Gardner Allen. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, L. D. Allen and Rommey Allen.
In 1998, he retired as owner and agent for Allen Insurance Agency and was a member of the Mount Ida Church of Christ. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
Survivors are his wife, Linda Allen of Mount Ida; two daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Bob Fidler of Lino Lakes, Minnesota and Jill and Jimmy Burton of Hot Springs; three grandchildren, Max Fidler, Grace Fidler and Kristen Burton; and one sister, Martha Riley of San Francisco, California.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in the First Baptist Church in Mount Ida with John Hall officiating.
Visitation will be Monday, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Mount Ida Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Pallbearers will be Randy Barrett, Bob Barrett, Jon Alan Standridge, Billy Watkins, Bob McLane and Bob Lybrand.
Honorary pallbearers will be L. J. Warneke, Fred Cargile, Bill Prince, Charles Horner, Bob Short, Charles Bates and the members of the Mount Ida Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Mount Ida Church of Christ or the Montgomery County Library.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.