Larry G. Allen
Larry G. Allen, 73, of Troy, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis. He was born on December 3, 1942, in Pollard, Ark., a son of the late Denver R. and Leoma Allen. He was united in marriage to Karen Dunlap in June of 1963 in Pollard, and she preceded him in death.
Larry graduated high school and entered the United States Army on Dec. 28, 1959, in St. Louis, Mo. While serving his country he earned a sharpshooter badge, expert rifleman badge and was honorably discharged on Dec. 18, 1962. He retired after over 30 years of dedication to McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company in the Gemini Program and was an all-around machinist. Larry was a car enthusiast and loved tinkering on them.
He is survived by his daughter, Chris Rogers and husband Marlin of Troy, Mo.; one sister, Ramona Magee of Piggott; cousins but share a special bond, Bill Crum and Garcelin Morrow of Warrenton, Mo. and Arvella Gordon of Piggott and Diana Miller of Paragould; two grandsons, Blake Rogers and Jake Rogers of Troy, Mo.; nieces, nephews and numerous relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Damon Allen in October 6, 2002, and one brother, Fred Allen.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Kemper-Millard-Keim Funeral Home, Troy Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel. An additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, 142 North Third Avenue, Piggott. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard. Officiating the services will be Jerry Morgan. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund or The Gideon's International, in care of Kemper-Millard-Keim Family Funeral Chapels, P.O. Box 222 Troy, Mo., 63379. Arrangements are under the direction of Kemper-Millard-Keim Family Funeral Chapel, Troy, Mo.