MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, Sept. 27 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Allen, 84, of Old Hickory.
Retired from the VA Hospital in Memphis, he died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010.
Mr. Allen was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. He worked security at Opryland for 12 years.
He was a volunteer fireman and a volunteer at Nashville International Airport as a Flying Ace for five years. A Scout Master, he was a member of the Donelson Senior Citizens Center and a member of the Music City Weekend Campers.
Mr. Allen camped in 49 states in the United States and visited all 50 states. He loved camping, hiking, bowling and square dancing.
Entombment with military honors was at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Betty Hilton Allen (whom he married in 1948) of Old Hickory, son Leslie Allen of Old Hickory and daughter Pam Allen of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving: granddaughter Bethany Allen; sister Donna Gage of Decatur, IN as well as several nieces and nephews.
The Music City Weekend Campers served as pallbearers.
Mr. Allen was preceded in death by parents Iven G. and Gertha Elizabeth Miller Allen; siblings Jack V. Allen, Tom Allen and Betty Fegley.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Adams, 14270 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, 37138.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.