Allen Givens Jr.

June 5, 1944December 12, 2018

Allen Givens Jr. passed away Dec. 12, 2018, at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Wash. He was born June 5, 1944, in Rockwood, Tenn., to Allen Sr. and Edith (Frady) Givens. Allen moved to Riffe, Wash., with his family in 1950.

He grew up in the Mossyrock area, going to Mossyrock schools. In 1961, he married Nadine (Evins) and they had two children, Shane Givens and Shannon Givens, and they later divorced. In 1967, Allen joined the United States Army to serve his country and was a Vietnam Veteran.

In 1976, he married the love of his life, Oranadella (Abel) Shunn. They traveled around working in the logging industry and for utilities companies in Washington, Alaska and Texas. He was a Jack of all trades.

Allen enjoyed riding his motorcycle, his guns, traveling and entertaining for his many friends and family. You never left their house hungry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Barbara (Givens) Potter.

Allen is survived by is wife of 42 years; step-children, Stewart James Shunn, Thomas Earl Shunn, Nancy Jo (Shunn) Brooks, and Gloria Louise (Shunn) Dody; brothers, Harold Givens of Tenn., Donnie (Dawn) Givens of Rochester, Joe (Linda) Givens of Centralia, Tony Givens of Alaska and Gary (Holly) Givens of Tenino; sisters, Joyce (Don) Lambert of Idaho and Pam (Larry) Wood of Blaine, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

Per Allen's request, there will be no services.


Allen Givens Jr.

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