James Jakie Vance Allred LUBBOCK- Jakie, 76, was born August 9, 1936 in Haskell Texas and passed away on January 7, 2013. Jakie was one of seven children born to James Lafeyette and Carnelia Naomi (Simpkins) Allred. Jakie attended school in Slaton and went into the family business to become a plumber. He was a lifelong member of Local 629. Jakie was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anne Fay Barnes and Josie Maxine Kerby; and brother, Roy Stanley Allred. Jakie is survived by two sons, James Vance, Jr and wife Emily Allred and Scott Alan and wife Kristyn Allred both of Lubbock; brother, James Nathan and wife Maude Allred; sisters, Betty Sims and Martha Basinger; two, granddaughters, Jessica Marie Alled and Peyton Maggie Faith Allred; and many nieces and nephews. Dad, you will be sorely missed. Nothing beats a Sunday morning cup of coffee and reading the paper with you. You will forever be in my thoughts. Love, Scott Alan Allred.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 13, 2013