OBITUARY

Arlon B. Allen

January 25, 1920April 29, 2010

Arlon B. Allen, 90, of Lufkin, was born January 25, 1920 in Gehagan, Louisiana, the son of the late Lanora (Squyres) and John Henry Allen. He passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 in a local hospital. Mr. Allen was a retired carman with Southern Pacific Railroad. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Lufkin's First Baptist Church. Survivors include his son, Jerry W. Allen of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Richard Benoit of Vidor; daughter, Nancy Patterson of Beaumont; brother, Evin Allen of Pearland; grandchildren, Julie Kitchen, Amy Riddle, Melissa Coon, Calvin Sharp, Kristena Smith, Lori Perkins, Shawn Benoit and Raven Odoms; 13 great-grandchildren; special nieces, Carolyn Lightfoot and Pat Bailey; and a number of other nieces, nephews and family members. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Allen, in 1999; 3 brothers; and 6 sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Allen's memory may be made to Lufkin's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Bremond, Lufkin, Texas 75901. Services for Mr. Allen will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Eulogy will be offered by Mollie Allen. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Gipson Funeral Home; directors

Services

  • Funeral Service
REMEMBERING

Arlon B. Allen

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Martha Thompson Brozak

May 2, 2010

Jerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all your friends and wonderful memories bring you comfort in your time of grief.
Martha Thompson Brozak and family.

Marsha and Larry Cook

May 2, 2010

Jerry and Julie, Thoughts a prayers are with you at the loss of your dad and grandfather. May wonderful memories bring you comfort at this time.

Troy Pennington

May 1, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

May 1, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

April 30, 2010

I worked with him and then supervised him for several years. AB was always a good employeee and most important a good man. He was one of the people that you really dont have to supervise you just get out of his way and let him do his job and he did it well. He always had my respect and I have always counted him a friend. I am finally retired now and when I think back of the good times with SP Railroad its most often of the "Rabbit Railroad" and the crew in Lufkin. If theres a railroad in Heaven then they just got a good "carknocker". mike rogers

The Meadows Residents and Staff

April 30, 2010

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you in your time of Grief. Arlon was a part of our Meadows Family, we love him and he will be greatly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY