Allen Bales

December 22, 1946March 23, 2013

Bales, Floyd Allen- age 66 passed away at the home on Saturday, March 23, 2013. He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd W. Bales; mother, Pauline (Miss Polly) Bales; brothers, David Lynn and Ronald Joe Bales. Survived by dedicated and loving wife of 39 years, Anita Bowers Bales; brothers, Lawrence (Norma) Bales, Louisville, KY, Bobby (Sam) Bales, Bakerton, WV, Billy (Cheryl) Bales, Oliver Springs, TN; sisters, Christine (Larkey) Russell, Oliver Springs, TN, Carol (Danny) Walls, Knoxville, TN; several nieces and nephews; other very special family members. Allen was a veteran of the Vietnam era (U.S. Navy). He was also an avid VOL fan and loved traveling. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm with the service to follow at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, Rev. David Tullock officiating. Family and friends will meet on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 9:30 am at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Highway for the interment. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 1, 2013

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edna cole

April 2, 2013

Anita, I am so very sorry for your loss I am Linda and Dale's friend. I used to go with them on your pontoon boat (more years ago than I want to think about) Allen always seem to enjoy seeing us in the water and cooling off even though he couldn't I always admire how well he handled things and you for taking such good care of him I can't imagine how much you will miss him since you spent so much more time together, more than any other couple I missed seeing you at the games

Ginnie Irwin

April 1, 2013

I am so sorry about your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers.

Betty & Ed Stouter

March 29, 2013

Anita, know that your angels are watching over you and Allen and are always there for you. Much Love; Betty and Ed

March 26, 2013

To anita and the family, So sorry to hear of your great loss, allen will be missed by many. We are sorry we could not make the trip there personally. Know that we will keep your family in our payers and if there is anything we can do to make this any easier on the family please let us know. Again please accept our condolences. With love David and Sharon Heck

John Perry

March 26, 2013

Its been some time since I have tallked to Allen but friendship doesn't leave the heart. I want to offer my sympathy to the entire family and I will keep you in my prayers. Currently I am recovering from a broken hip at Holston Rehab or I would be at the funeral. He will be missed. God Bless
John O. Perry and wife, Linda

Patrick Bowen

March 26, 2013

Bales family: On behalf of Superior Van and Mobility, I would like to offer our condolenses. It was our honor and privledge to assist you with your transportation needs. Please know that during this very difficult time if you need anything, we are here for you. After a few days of snow the sun just appeared and, I believe, was light from heaven when God opened the doors for Allen!
--Allison, Patrick, Mark, James, Shannon

Kay Hanshaw

March 26, 2013

Anita, So sorry for your loss I have many fond memories of Allen and love you a bunch and always have.

Glynn Simmons

March 26, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Anita you have been great to watch over Allen; God Bless you and Allen.

Joan Pendley

March 25, 2013

Tailgating at UT and all over the SEC/Bowl games,etc. Good times/eats at the Lake (Halloween, BD,s, etc.). Pushing for accessability everywhere and making a lot of progress. We (you) left your mark. You will be missed!!
Love, Joan (and Frank)!!

March 25, 2013

Uncle Allen you were a funny and delightful person to be around.
I loved you and I will miss you very much!
Your generosity and kindness made for some pleasant childhood memories with my father at your home every summer. This was my only time to spend with my father and I can never thank you enough for allowing us into your home. I always wanted to tell you this, but time got away from me.
My thoughts and prayers are with Anita. She is a wonderful woman and you were truly blessed to have such a dedicated spouse.

Karen Lewis (Bales)