What do you say about Henry Allen? The man who was so much to so many people. Henry was one of those rare individuals who come around once in each of our lifetimes and leave an unforgettable impression. In reading through the guest book entries, there is one common theme, Henry gave me a chance and believed in me. This was how Henry lived his life. To help others. Henry told me on so many occasion's that we are not in the parking or time business, but the People business and he truly believed it.
I had the great fortune of meeting Henry in 1995 after joining Amano and little did I know at that time, but an out of the blue phone call two years later from Henry and 7 little words would change my life forever. "Son, you ready to move to Texas?" We had never had any discussions prior to that, but Henry, the ultimate salesman knew exactly what to say to plant the seed and eventually close the deal. I joined Henry and Associated Time in 1998 and have never looked back. Since the day I started, Henry has been the biggest influence in my life as a leader, teacher, mentor and most importantly friend.
Although he could certainly be tough on the outside when needed, on the inside, Henry was one of the most caring individuals I have ever known. He loved his family, he loved his employees, he loved his dogs, he loved his cars and we know he loved his stories, but Most importantly, he loved Life. He had a zest for life and As he would always say, "the mind never ages". He had the unique ability to touch your life whether you had known him for years or just met him. He never wanted anyone to worry about him, but he always worried about everyone else. He never asked for help, but was always there to help others. These are just a few of the things that we will miss from Henry's passing, but his memory, his legacy and his legend will live on indefinitely through all of the lives he influenced and through all of us that he touched and that he meant so much to. Heaven is a much better place now with Henry there and we are all blessed to have known and loved him. Thank you for being a part of our lives and God Bless you Henry!