Allen Clyde E. Allen Clyde Emery Allen, 81, was born October 11, 1932 in Dallas, TX to Cecil and Nona Dudley Allen and passed away December 10, 2013 in Beaumont, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Thursday, December 12 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend James Boykin and Reverend Clarence Day, will be 1:00 PM, Friday, December 13 at Sabine Tabernacle with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Allen was an 11th Airborne US Army veteran, a resident of Beaumont since 1956 and was the owner of Beaumont Ready-Mix Concrete Company and was employed in construction most of his life. He was a faithful member of Sabine Tabernacle, where his family still attends. Clyde E. Allen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Weston Allen; his children, Terry Harper and husband, Jon, Barry Allen and wife, Kristy and Mike Allen and wife, Shanna; five grandchildren, Joseph and Jason Brown, Barry Weston Allen Jr., Courtney Anne and Allison Brooke Allen; two great granddaughters, Jailyn and Paisley Brown; brothers, Bill Shelton and wife, Betty and Robert Allen and wife, Shirley; sister, Barbara Blake and sister-in-law, Dorothy Allen, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Carl Allen.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 12, 2013