OBITUARY

Ervin Lee Allen

April 6, 1939March 27, 2021
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ERVIN LEE ALLEN

Ervin was born on April 6, 1939 in Gordonville, Texas to parents Elmer Lee and Ruby (Louis) Allen, and entered into eternal rest on March 27, 2021 at the age of 81. He was a sheet metal mechanic and rancher, and owned a sheet metal and roofing company for 20 years. Ervin then retired to tend to his ranch for the remainder of his time here. He loved his Beefmaster cattle and his Beefmaster family for 52 years.

Ervin was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Leona Allen, his son Kenneth Allen, his parents Elmer and Ruby Allen and 12 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his daughter Sherry Ives and husband Michael of Crandall, Texas; his son Gary Allen and wife Julie of Scurry, Texas; eight grandchildren;14 great grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Leona Allen, Wife (deceased)
  • Kenneth Allen, Son (deceased)
  • Elmer and Ruby Allen, Parents (deceased)
  • 12 Siblings, Brothers and Sisters (deceased)
  • Sherry Ives and Michael, Daughter and Husband
  • Gary Allen and Julie, Son and Wife
  • Ervin also leaves eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other loving family members and many friends to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation Service

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Memories

Ervin Lee Allen

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David Allen

March 31, 2021

I spent a lot of time with Papa, I moved in with him after I got divorced at a young age and lived with him for 3-4 years until I met my señorita. I cherish that time spent with him. I’ll always remember late nights watching Stanford & Sons and Gunsmoke, Rangers Baseball and the Mavericks with him. We spent many nights talking about westerns, cows, family, women, tough times, good times, personal struggles and life’s blessings.

I’ll never forget the days working cows with him, putting out hay, welding on the barn and fixing fence.

One evening when we had finished working, he asked, “Want to go look at the cows up-back?” “Of course” I said, so we headed up-back in the mule. The sun was setting in front of us as we drove, sun in our eyes but it wasn’t uncomfortable; actually quite the opposite. The red sky was beautiful. The windows down, the cool breeze felt great. I took a mental picture of what I saw, of where I was, what I was doing and what my senses were feeling. I will always remember that moment. I looked at him to my left, the red sun shining on him, lighting up his eyes. He didn’t even notice me looking at him. He didn’t know what I had witnessed.

Mary Ransopher

March 31, 2021

I will always remember the days spent with this family. Ervin would race cars in the early days, and then went on to ranching. The years of work he put in on the family farm were many. I would always get to go with them to the farm as a kid, and this family made me feel so welcome. My heart is broken right now for Sherry, Gary and the entire family. I hope the family can find peace soon, and just know that God has a place for us all in his house. One day, we will once again, rejoice together.

Hollis Higgins

March 31, 2021

you were one great man that I always looked up to, admired and loved. I am proud to have you as an Uncle. I remember you going from living up the street from us moving to the country in a trailer and building you beautiful ranch. The stories you could tell and the smile on your face will truly be missed. Love Hugs and prayers. Oh and give Granny a hug for me

Misty Campos

March 31, 2021

I have only met this wonderful man a couple of times he made me feel welcome and has a place in my heart from the first hello you will be greatly missed

Karen Jackson

March 30, 2021

I went to a family dinner at his ranch. Always a great man. Just saw on Friday and spoke with him a few minutes. Talking about his cattle and about the snow earlier in the year. Rest in peace. Gentle giant. Will miss your spirit!

Eddie Cline

March 29, 2021

Uncle Ervin I wish had told you how much you truly meant to me I will miss all the stories you told me seems like a 100 times and how much they changed from time to time. Debbie Loved you a lot but I do regret that I never told or showed you how I loved you. I am happy that all your pain is over I can see you starting to tell all your brothers and sisters- Aunt Leona & Kenneth - Elmer & Granny all your stories Love from the Eddie Cline Family

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