Into this world on April 24, 1953, entered Joe Allen, Jr. On September 1, 2013, he answered his Savior's call. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Allen, Sr. and Ruth Allen; and father-in-law, Sherman Pierce. He is survived by a devoted mother-in-law, Catherine Pierce. Joe was employed by the City of Lake City for 23 years and retired February 5, 2013.
He leaves to cherish memories: loving and devoted wife of 21 years, Mary "Bonnie" Allen; sons, Marcus Allen (Molly), Carlos Allen (Krystal), Armondo Harris (Janet); step-son, Larry Dortly, Jr.; grandchildren, Adalles, Marcus, Jr., Madden, Kadin, Jaharia Allen and Cha'matria Coker; beloved nephew, Terrence "Bo" Allen; brother, Dwight Allen (Renate); sisters, Betty Ortiz, Sylvia Filmore, Mary E. Allen-Beasley (Samuel); devoted cousins, Debby Giles and the Timmons family; aunts and uncles, Robert Giles (Joyce), Levorne Giles (Laura), Lucious Giles (Ann), John Henry (Doris), Mary Giles, Pauline Wells, Almetta Ford, Oscar Giles (Gwen), Phillip Ford, Robert L. Timmons, Denise Mayo; sisters-in-law, Narcissus Pierce, Clarazina Graham (Doc), Anita Scranton (Melvin), Bernadette Pierce, Yvette Conde', Rachel A. Butler, Carol D. Krik; brothers-in-law, Alphonso Pierce (Annette), Timothy Pierce (Rose), Mathis Pierce, Frederick Pierce (Jennifer), Anthony Pierce (Dawn), special friends, Edwin Henry, Kenneth Jones, Sr., Calvin Manning, Tim Whitley, Clarence Jefferson, B.J. Jefferson, Sheree Allen, Serena Flowers, Jimmy Herring, Francena Edwards, Tyra Faye Dawkins, Steve Ann Bell; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; classmates of Suwannee High School class of 1971 and Columbia High School class of 1973.
Funeral services for Joe Allen, Jr. will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. 238 NE Martin Luther King Street, Lake City, FL.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"