William A. Allen, 1924-2007
William A. Allen, 83, of Cottonwood, died June 7, 2007. He was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Mountain View, Ark., the son of John and Alice Gertrude (Petty) Allen.
Mr. Allen served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was employed as an operating engineer. A member of the First Southern Baptist Church, he enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth E. Allen; sons Larry (and his wife Shirley) of Phoenix, Ray (and wife Beverly) of California, Robert (and wife Susan) of Surprise; daughters, Shirley and Judy and Linda, all of California; brothers, John, Jr. of Phoenix and Joe (and his wife Elsie) of Texas; stepsons, Stephen, Edward, Phillip and Jack, all of North Carolina, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank and a sister, Jessie.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 12, in the First Southern Baptist Church.
An online guest book is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com
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