Services will be conducted by Rev. Dewight Bennison. Interment will follow in Jones Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Survivors include: children Linda (Don) Buhler and Donald Allen -- all of Murfreesboro; granddaughter Laura Buhler of Murfreesboro; sister-in-law Rosie Lee Ricketts of Marion, N.C.; nieces and nephews Glenn Beard of Watertown, Virginia Poston of Watertown, David Ricketts of Nebo, N.C., Carol Ricketts of Asheville, N.C., and Jean Milbrant of Janesville, Wis. as well as several cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Mai Allen; parents Peter Levi and Alma H. Allen; sister Lois Beard and brothers Joseph and Ellis Allen.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.