Richard Allen, 79, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022. He was born in Junction City, Kansas on September 30, 1942 to the late Betty Smith-Allen and Wilburn Olen Allen.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents Betty and Wilburn Allen; sister Carol Clark; and daughter Lorraine Adams.
Richard served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years and was highly decorated during his career. He loved his family and friends. Richard was very involved in sports, especially billiards and was a 9-ball City Pool Champion. He also enjoyed camping, water skiing, and trying new restaurants, especially the chicken fried steak.
Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years Linda C. Allen of Sherwood, Arkansas; son Bobby Allen and wife Terri of El Paso, Arkansas; three grandchildren Christopher Allen of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Dalton Allen of El Paso, Arkansas, and Haylee Allen of El Paso, Arkansas; and brother Phillip Allen and wife Ge Yongo “Nani” of Buckner, Arkansas.
Service will be held on Saturday January 29, 2022 at 10:00am at Serenity Gardens located at 6512 T.P. White Drive, Jacksonville, AR 72076 with full Military honors.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.