Willard Roy "Will" Allen, 82, of Lowell, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 25 in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born July 23, 1931 to Willie and Margaret Hawkins Allen in Vian, Oklahoma, who preceded him in death.|
In his youth he moved with his family to Colorado where he lived most of his life. He was a member of several bands through the years that entertained thousands in many venues throughout Colorado before moving to Northwest Arkansas in 2001.
His love of singing and playing his guitar continued into his later years where he performed at his church, in schools and at several nursing homes. He enjoyed fishing and horseback riding but loved being with people, especially the time he shared with his family, who will miss his sweet spirit.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Erwin-Allen of the home; 2 sons, Mike (Glena) Allen of the Colorado Springs area and Rick (Sandy) Allen of Illinois; 2 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lois Marie Stallard and Eva Marie Hamons and a brother, Jack Allen of the Colorado Springs area as well as a loving extended family.
A memorial service was held December 3, 2013 at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Rogers, AR.
Memorials are suggested to Gospel Light Baptist Church, 1001 W Price Ln, Rogers, AR 72758.
Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfuneral.com.
Published in The Gazette on Dec. 8, 2013