James Robert Allen, of Campbellsville, the son of the late James and Rebecca (Allen) Allen, was born June 28, 1932 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Hodgenville at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. He was 89 years of age.
He had made a profession of faith on Christ and was a member of the Otter Creek Separate Baptist Church and was a former flooring installer and enjoyed pitching horse shoes.
He was a Veteran, having served in the United Stated Army.
He united in marriage on September 24, 1954 to Eldora (Beard) Allen, who preceded her in death on March 11, 2021.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Kay Wetington; a son-in-law: Tim Cissell and four brothers and five sisters: Henry, John M., Everett and Creed Allen and Elsie Price, Froni Burress, Novella Perkins, Doreen Durham and Nora Vaughn.
Survivors include five children: Vickie Quinn and husband Greg, James Rex Allen, Sandra Cissell, Ronnie Allen and wife Kellie Jo, all of Campbellsville, Shannon Gilbert and husband Derrick of Georgetown.
Also a son-in-law: Billy Joe Wethington; fourteen grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the Otter Creek Separate Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Bro. Mike Gribbins will be officiating.
Family requests visitation from 5-8 PM on Saturday at the
L.R. Petty Funeral Home and after 10:00 A.M. on Sunday at the church.
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.