Louie "Butch" Allen a beloved family member and longtime resident of Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the age of 69 years 10 months and 17 days. He was born in Littlefield, Texas to Doyle Chasteen and Lola Marie (Newton) Allen on Wednesday, April 26, 1944. Butch married Rhonda Rains in Durant, Oklahoma on Friday, September 10, 1965.
Louie proudly served his country and community in the United States Army from 1963 thru 1969. Butch was a member of the Armstrong Baptist Church. He had a deep respect for the land and dedicated his whole life to it as a farmer and rancher. Butch served for many years on the Silo School Board because he believed in giving children the best education and environment to learn in as possible. He knew how to enjoy himself and always liked to dance. Butch passed on his love and respect of the country life to his children and grandchildren and often could be found at livestock shows and was a proud supporter of FFA and 4H at Silo Schools.
Louie is survived by his wife, Rhonda of the home; sons, Scott Allen and wife April of Bokchito, Oklahoma and Brian Allen and wife Angela of Silo, Oklahoma; grandsons, Blake Allen of Durant, Oklahoma, Alec Fuller of Bokchito, Oklahoma, Brock Allen of Bokchito, Oklahoma and Braden Allen of Silo, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Bailee Allen of Silo, Oklahoma and Emery Allen of Bokchito, Oklahoma; sister, Brenda Weatherbee and husband Bill of Madill, Oklahoma; brother, Larry Allen of Ardmore, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Louie was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Lola Allen; brother, Lannie Allen.
Family Hour will be from 6-7:00 PM Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A Funeral Service to honor his memory will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Armstrong Baptist Church with Bro. Monty Wood and Bro. Russell Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Allen, Tony Rains, Kelly Rains, Luke Allen, Anthony Allen and Greg Gastrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Ansiel, Dan Linville, Leo Geer and Hack Mitchell and Doug Routhe.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Armstrong Baptist Church Building Fund, Armstrong, Oklahoma,74729.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.