James "Eddie" Edward Allen Jr.

May 27, 1944May 1, 2012

As World War II seemed to be coming to an end a very pregnant Mrs. Jenny Evelyn Allen boarded a train. She would never make it to her destination as she had gone into labor and was forced to exit the train at the next available stop, which was in Abbeville, South Carolina. She later gave birth to her son James Edward Allen Jr. on May 27th, 1944. What a way to begin his life which he, in turn, lived so boldly in love and spontaneity until going to his eternal home on May 1st, 2012.

The late James Edward Allen Jr. was better known to most as Eddie the loving son, brother, cousin, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Eddie served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He became a truck driver and drove trucks both locally and across the country for most of his life. Eddie enjoyed many hobbies. He loved to sail and even owned a sail boat. He owned two Porsche cars that he enjoyed driving around town on his days off. He also had a great love for music of all kinds and he even played drums in a band in high school. Some would say he was taken too soon but most would say he lived a very full life and experienced many things. He loved his family with all he had and he was loved greatly in return. It was often said that Eddie never knew a stranger. He was a kind, gentle hearted man that would talk to anyone about anything. He could always make you laugh; lightening the darkest of situations with his bright smiling eyes.

Eddie will be missed by many but most of all his family. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara Allen, his brother, Daniel Allen, his sister, Linda Easton, his two sons, Daniel and David Allen, four step children, eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers Eddie’s wishes were for donations to be given to the American Cancer Society to further cancer research in support of his granddaughter’s current battle with cancer. Our family thanks you for your generosity.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 24, 2012

James "Eddie" Edward Allen Jr.

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Stephen Moreland

May 24, 2012

Eddie, You were like a second dad to me I already miss you so much! You will always be in my heart. Until we meet again!! Love Stevie...

Donna Moreland

May 24, 2012

Eddie, I did not realize when I got with Steve I was going to inherent such a wonderful Father In-Law. Your infectious laughter and smile was something I could always count on. You are missed so much. Love ya Eddie your Dawanna

May 22, 2012

Eddie, I will always remember with great pleasure, having coffee with you and
Danny in Irving, Texas! "Rest well my friend"
Your Texas friend....
Kaleta Torti

Eric and Dawn Huffine

May 21, 2012

We love & will miss you Uncle Eddie! We will always remember that warm smile and your kindness that first day we met. From that day on, you were always our Uncle Eddie.

Brian and Susan Renwick

May 19, 2012

It was such a pleasure to have known Eddie over the years that twinkle in his eye and infectious laugh will be missed! He was a big kid at heart and we loved that about him!

Lowry and Helen Morton

May 17, 2012

Eddie was more than a brother in law to us. He was a dear and cherished friend and will be missed by our entire family.

Eddie enjoyed life to the upmost. His sparkling eyes and hearty laugh will live on.

Wheather driving his rig to Houston,
Denver, or Fargo he always delivered
his cargo.

After traveling the highways and oceans
seven, the last entry in his log was...
Destination Heaven.

We love you.

Meredith Montgomery

May 15, 2012

Love you Eddie. I will miss our times together. You jumped right in with my children now your Grandchildren. Hold our spot till we meet again.
Much Love

Linda Skidmore

May 15, 2012

Eddie reminded me of my father, who too passed away. He looked and acted alot like my dad so I alway felt close to him. I just want Eddie to know I will miss him dearly. Love you Eddie, May the Lord now take care of you and give you every lasting peace.

May 15, 2012

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you;
Isaiah 66:13

I miss you grandpa and I know you are enjoying yourself. I have comfort knowing I will meet again one day in paradise.
Your baby doll- Melanie

James Moreland

May 15, 2012

Love you Grandpa Eddie
Love your grandson, James Moreland