Bob was 76 years old when he passed into the arms of his Savior, on December 18, 2022 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Undine Allen and his brother Jim Allen. He was born in Jacksonville Florida and lived in Ocala Florida. Bob is survived by his wife of 39 years, Debbie Allen; his children Heather (Shane) McCoy, Casey (Shelby) Allen and Carley (Kevin) Jackson; his grandchildren Paige McCoy, Trevor McCoy, Dylan Jackson, Judge Allen, Millie Jackson, Van Allen and Wyatt Jackson.
Bob was raised in a Godly home, served in the US Navy, graduated from Jacksonville University with a Master’s Degree in Music Education and was a successful band director in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Ocala and Inverness. He loved serving the Lord with his musical talents at Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala. He was the Interim Worship Leader multiple times, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and played trumpet in the orchestra.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 1600 SE 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34480. Join the family afterwards for a time reminiscing and finger foods.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s memory to the Music Ministry at Trinity Baptist Church, 1600 SE 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34480.
As We Look Back
By: Unknown Author
As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering…
Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us…
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgement,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices, you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles, and times we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We’re thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.
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