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John Allen Obituary
John J. "Johnny" Allen, sometimes known as the Count, departed this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He was born on February 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Johnny is preceded in death by his twin brother and best friend, Richard J. Allen. He leaves behind his parents, Nan and Richard Allen of Seabrook, his brothers Milton Allen and wife Dorothy of Kingwood and Andy Allen and wife Julie of San Antonio and his sister, Amanda "Sister" Dwyer and husband Steve Dwyer of Houston. He is also survived by nephews Stephen Dwyer, Hughes Welder, Collins Allen and Drew Allen and nieces Elizabeth Allen Little and Kenyon Allen.
Johnny graduated from Clear Creek High School and went on to The University of Texas to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He earned his law degree from The South Texas School of Law and was on the Law Review. During his career he was associated with several law firms in Houston and was recognized for his expertise in research and analytical support.
Johnny was an outdoorsman. He loved dove and quail hunting with beloved dog, Skeet. As a team, they could always be counted on for a limit of birds. He was a philosopher and a debater and could often be heard offering his opinions from the steps of his dad's hunting cabin in Skidmore, Texas. He fancied himself as a chef who could do anything with a stack of mesquite wood.
Johnny was an avid golfer and had many enjoyable days with his buddies at Memorial Park. His library contains almost every book, video and magazine article ever written or produced about the sport. Unfortunately, his score cards did not always reflect the intensity of his study and research, written or celluloid.
Johnny was a loving and caring brother and son. He was completely unselfish and generous in his support of Nan and Dick during recent periods of illness. Johnny was devoted friend of Bill W. and a member of The Post Oak Club. He quietly took great pride and pleasure in helping many friends and devoted many many hours of his time to that interest.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on October 5, 2012 at Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster, Texas conducted by the Reverend George Aurich.

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012
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