Michael Dale Allen

April 26, 1943June 12, 2011

Michael Dale Allen, 68, of Amarillo died Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Amarillo. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mike was born April 26, 1943, in Roaring Springs, to Oland D. and Sarah Allen. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and a man of strength, who despite not being able to see, had a passion for creating and building scale models of all kinds. Mike was a founding member of the Golden Spread Modelers and a faithful member of the Texas Car Modelers Club, actively participating in the Make-A-Wish car show annually. His love of creating shined through as some of his work is displayed at Tradewinds Elementary School. He also loved watching bull riding, NASCAR and fixing things. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oland D. and Sarah Allen; and a grandson, K.W. Savage. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Bobbye Allen; two daughters, Kerry Morgan and husband Rodney of Amarillo and Terry Brock and husband Michael of Alaska; a son, Jerry Allen and wife Kathina of Jarrell; grandchildren, Leah Loflin and husband Wes, Amber Morgan and R.J. Morgan, all of Amarillo, Dillan Savage of Oklahoma, Nyk Allen of Nashville, Tenn., Andrew, Malachi, Sullivan and Bryson , all of Jarrell, Michael, Matthew, Miles and Jaqueline Brock, all of Alaska; two great-grandchildren, Gage and Abigail Rose Loflin; a sister, Theresa Coombes and husband Pete of Amarillo; and two brothers, George Allen and partner Jimmy of Fort Worth and Greg Allen and wife Cheryl of Amarillo. We also want to remember a special member of our family, Debbie Howat and husband Bob, for being a part of this special journey. The family suggests memorials be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Amarillo.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Terry Brock

June 17, 2011

I love you, daddy. Thank you for being the best ever.

Debbie Howat

June 15, 2011

I was honored to be here with the family on this part of Mikey's journey. Big Mikey showed such grace and dignity. One last time...brace yourself, Mikey D.

Sue Boston

June 15, 2011

Terry, Jerry, Kerry, Bobbye and Debbie,
It was a lovely service. Please always remember your daddy will always be within your heart. I love you guys.
Sue Boston

June 15, 2011

So sorry to hear of the loss of Dale..As kids we had many good times together at Grandma's house. As we grew older and went our ways we did not see much of each other since I moved to No. California.

My thought and prayers are with all of you.

Your California Cuz
Wanda Glidden

Joey&Rebecca Heredia

June 15, 2011

Thinking of you and your families.God Bless.

Joe Allen

June 15, 2011

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Gayle McCutchen

June 15, 2011

I never knew Mike, but part of his family is a dear friend, and I know how special he was to her. My thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23

Jim Rodgers

June 15, 2011

Bobbye -
Don't know if you remember me, but I wanted to tell you that I am very sorry for your loss.

I have many fond memories of the McGowan family from years ago and wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. May peace and comfort be near you and your family.

Ron Streetman

June 15, 2011

From everything Debbie told us about Big Mikey we knew him to be a hell of man and the world is diminished by his loss.
I am glad he has found peace. Let his legacy be the love he inspired in all those around him.

George Allen

June 14, 2011

Only you and I know all the memories we share as brothers. We went to the same elementary and high school. We worked at the same business for many years. We went to Seattle together. We built a telescope together. You helped me bury my dog when he got run over. We shared family, meals and friends. I was acolyte at your wedding. You helped me work on my cars. I set with your kids more times than I can count. When I discovered that I was gay, you and Bobbye loved me just the same. You treated my partner with usmost respect and welcomed us into your home.
If I wrote everything down it would fill a book. I will see you again in a few years and we can celebrate our reunion at the throne of our heavenly Father. There is no good bye only a see you soon.