Beloved husband, cherished father, devoted grandfather, brother and friend, Clifton Allen, Sr., age 70, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at his home in Marshall, Texas surrounded by his family. He was born on February 4, 1950 in Marshall, Texas to the parentage of Simuel and Abbie Lee (Goss) Allen. One of sixteen children, Clifton is preceded in death by his parents, Simuel and Abbie Lee Allen; his brothers, Joseph Allen, Egypt Allen, Ralph Allen, Maurice Allen, Percy Allen, Simmie Allen, Kenny Allen, Jeremiah Allen and Cleophus Allen; his sisters, Rosie Edwards, Yvonne Butler and Dorothy Allen. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 50 years, Velma Lois (Jones) Allen; his children, Benita Allen, Clifton Allen, Jr. and his wife, Cassandra, Samuel Allen and his wife, Sherlyn, Kenny Cashad Allen and Sheuna Jones and her husband, Michael; his grandchildren, Alisha Allen, Asia Allen, Amaya Allen, Ameriya Hayes, Ayden Allen, Chace Allen, Alaila Allen, Kalanah Allen, William Jones II and Christian Jones; one brother, Lee Allen and his wife, Shawndra; one sister, Thelma Fisher; numerous other family members and friends who knew and loved him. Clifton loved to fish, hunt and garden but his true passion in life was his family. He owned and operated a lawn maintenance service for many years. While observing the current public health crisis, a time of open visitation (10 people at a time) will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Meadowbrook Funeral Home from Noon until 8:00pm. Graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Sipps Cemetery, Karnack, Texas with Rev. Ray Leon Polk officiating. Pallbearers will be Joseph Fisher III, Corey Fisher, Kerry Jones, Vincent Jones, Darry Jackson and Lee Trammel, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Allen, Jr., Samuel Allen, Kenny Allen, Lee Allen, Chace Allen and Ayden Allen. Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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