OBITUARY

Keith D Allen

May 30, 1940October 16, 2020

May 30, 1940-October 16, 2020 Keith Douglas Allen, 80, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 16 after a short illness. A life-long resident of Anniston, Ala., Allen recently relocated to Fort Payne.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The family will receive friends at Gray-Brown Mortuary from 10-11 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Anniston Memorial Gardens at 11:30 a.m. with Barry Allen and Richard Camp officiating. All guests will be asked to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.

Pallbearers are Paul Bricco, Sam Burford, Jim Case, Richard Camp, Buddy Forehand, Jeffrey Turner and Lamar Turner.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents T.P. (Bud) and Lois Lassiter Allen, his brother Kenneth Allen and sister Joyce Allen Weathers Sorrell.

Allen is survived by his loving wife Sue Turner Allen. The couple recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary and set an example to others of what a loving, Christian relationship looks like. He is also survived by his son Barry Allen and daughter-in-law Carla Allen of Tuscaloosa and daughter Suzanne Allen Camp and son-in-law Richard Camp. Granddaddy adored his four amazing granddaughters, Madeline Camp, Elle Allen, Margaret Allen Camp and Annie Allen. He is also survived by a sister Joan Allen Feazell and several nieces and nephews.

Allen was born May 30, 1940 in Blue Mountain, Ala. He graduated from Alexandria High School. He was a faithful member of Blue Mountain Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Saks, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Allen also served as the Service Center Coordinator for the Calhoun Baptist Association. The ministry provided food to needy families, while also witnessing to many the Plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ. He was an engineer at MH Valve Company and Dresser Manufacturing until his retirement. In addition, he was an avid bowler and won numerous tournaments at the Anniston Bowling Center and throughout the southeast. He also served as Secretary/Treasurer of Saks Youth Activities and was Scout Master for Boy Scouts of Anniston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the FBC of Saks CLC and Service Center ministry.

  • FAMILY

  • Sue Turner Allen, Wife
  • Barry Allen (Carla), Son
  • Suzanne Allen Camp (Richard), Daughter
  • Madeline Camp, Granddaughter
  • Elle Allen, Granddaughter
  • Margaret Allen Camp, Granddaughter
  • Annie Allen, Granddaughter
  • Joan Allen Feazell, Sister
  • Several, Nieces and Nephews

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Paul Bricco
  • Sam Burford
  • Jim Case
  • Richard Camp
  • Buddy Forehand
  • Jeffrey Turner
  • Lamar Turner

Services

  • Visiation at Gray Brown-Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Graveside at Anniston Memorial Gardens

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Memories

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Linda Austin

October 21, 2020

Sue and children, and grandchildren. I just read this tragic loss in the obituary. Keith was my boss for years at M&H Valve. There is not a better man God put on this earth. When my mom was dying I can hear his voice when he called me in his office and asked why I was at work?.. I said I had to keep my job with 2 kids to raise....His response made me cry and realize what a Godly man Keith was. His words.. you only have one mom you go and be with her. I will lose my job before you lose yours. He did my job for 2 weeks till my momma closed her eyes for the last time. I have had more respect for Keith than any man I have ever known. Sue, I love you and your husband so much. You both will always be in my heart forever. This is long but I just found out. 12:41 a.m. Oct. 21 and wanted to say how good of a man he was. God bless you.πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Prayers for all. Will miss see you both at Cracker Barrel.
Mike and Linda Austin

Ann Robertson

October 17, 2020

We met Keith and Sue at First Baptist Church of Saks and became good friends. Always enjoyed hearing about their grandchildren and Keith’s adventures with his son Barry and Alabama’s games. Keith and Sue were also hard workers in the GJ’s for many years.
Sue , we are sending our love and prayers to you..

❀️ Ann Love Robertson

Rita Carlisle-vinson

October 17, 2020

Keith and Sue are lifelong friends. They are a fine family and Keith was one of the good guys! My heart breaks for the family and especially Sue! Keith will be missed terribly. Prayers for you all πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Jerry Taylor

October 17, 2020

My wife and I are really going to miss Keith. We loved him very much. Praying for much comfort for Sue and family.

Jerry and Joyce Taylor

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