Cory Don Allen, 44, of North Edward Street, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, in Mississippi.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today (May 2) at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Paradise Chapel with Pastor Mike Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, N.M. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cory Don Allen was born Feb. 28, 1969, in Slaton, Texas, to Melvin R. Allen and Lois A. (Gill) Williams. He worked as a defense contractor, serving two tours in Afghanistan and two tours in Iraq. Cory was an avid wood carver. He also worked as a carpenter and enjoyed restoring old cars. He liked to fish and was able to travel the world. Cory was a member of Victory Baptist Church and accepted the Lord at the age of 10. He was preceded in death by his brother, Marty Paul Allen.
Survivors are his mother, Lois Williams and husband, Harold Jr. of Carlsbad, N.M.; father, Melvin R. Allen of Snyder, Texas; grandmother, Betty Williams of Pittsburg, Okla., brother, Keenan Scott Williams of Carlsbad, N.M.; sisters: Starlett Allen of Georgia and Melissa Daughtery of Carlsbad, N.M.; nieces: Kierston Allen, Bryce Ramsey and Tahnee Ramsey; stepbrother, Jason Williams of Minnesota; and stepsister, Amanda Jiron of Carlsbad, N.M.
Pallbearers will be Keith Settle, Keenan Williams, Jason Williams, Jimmy Printes, Mike Lee and John Ramsey. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.