William Carl Allen

May 16, 1966July 10, 2013
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William Carl Allen (47) of El Dorado, Arkansas, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock. William was born on May 16, 1966, in Lubbock, Texas. He was the fifth child and only son of Bill and Carrol Allen and had lived in El Dorado since 1974 when his father became minister at the College Avenue Church of Christ.

William married Dineen Risinger on April 21, 2000, and they lived in Parkers Chapel. William worked at Chemtura for eighteen years, and in 2011, he began Drake Energy where he was a partner. William was also a licensed auctioneer and owner of Bill Allen Auction Company. He was a member of the College Avenue Church of Christ. He was an avid hunter and longtime member of the Beech Creek Deer Camp, but William’s passion was duck hunting, and he spent most of the duck season at the Boydell Country Club. William’s greatest love was for his family, and he was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend.

William was preceded in death by his mother, Carrol Allen; his sister, Marilucy; his brothers-in-law, Mike Loe and Tommy Risinger; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his “adopted” grandfather, Wattie Hooker.

William is survived by his wife, Dineen Allen; sons, Garrett Benson, Brennan and Tanner Allen all of the home; his father, Bill D. Allen of El Dorado; sisters, Annice Hill and husband Keith of San Antonio, Texas; Susan L. Allen of Canyon, Texas; and Monty Robinson and husband Charles of Canyon, Texas. He is also survived by Dineen’s family whom he loved as his own, Vicki and Max Risinger, Freda Fields, and Johnny Risinger all of Parkers Chapel; “adopted” family Willa Hooker and Bill Davis of El Dorado; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be tonight from 5:00-7:00 at College Avenue Church of Christ Family Life Center and services will be Saturday 10:00 am, also at College Avenue Church of Christ with Dr. Dan Williams, Bro. Kent Jobe, Dr. Keith Hill and Bro. Jack Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Methodist Cemetery on US 167 South.

Memorials may be made to the Camp Kurios fund, c/o College Avenue Church of Christ, P.O. Box 42, El Dorado, Arkansas.

An online obituary will be available at


  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Rusty Hodge

July 17, 2013

I only knew William from his auctions that I attended. I always felt like he was very honest. He ran a good auction and I will miss them.

Carol & Al Lachut

July 16, 2013

May beautiful memories of William sustain you, and may you be comforted by the thoughts and compassion of others who are sharing this sorrow with you.

Susan Spooner

July 14, 2013

You will be missed and I am sure we all are better for have known you.god bless

Henry Kinslow

July 13, 2013

Shocking end to a wonderful life--may God grant peace to the Christian family he left behind.

Toney & Kathie Fields

July 13, 2013

Dineen, we are so sorry for the loss of your soul partner, a wonderful father to your sons, believer and follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, a good and decent man. We know William is present with our Lord and Savior today. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you and the family.
Uncle Toney and Aunt Kathie.

David & Patty Cardin

July 13, 2013

So very sorry for your loss!!! Praying for your family.

Kelley and James and trey Rogers

July 13, 2013

Keeping you and your boys and the family in our prayers

John & Beverlu Saulsbury

July 13, 2013

What a tragic loss, we were sadden to learn of the passing of William.

Jeremy Pratt and family

July 12, 2013

I had the honor and privilege of working with William during his last years at Great Lakes and thoroughly enjoyed it. I know he was a good friend, father, and husband and will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terry & Betty Williams

July 12, 2013

Our Prayers are with you.