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Loyd  Vernon Allen
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Loyd Vernon Allen (Sr.), a long-time resident of Nicoma Park/Choctaw area, passed away on December 26, 2017 at the age of 97. Born in Gravette, Arkansas to Edwin and Elizabeth Allen, he spent most of his rich life in Oklahoma.

He lived much of his childhood and teens years in Ringwood, Oklahoma where his father Edwin managed a lumber yard. After graduating from Ringwood High School, he trained to be a lumberyard manager for Antrim Lumber Co. He served honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII as a radio/radar operator on search and rescue aircraft. After the war Loyd returned to managing lumber yards for Antrim Lumber Co. until he had an opportunity to return to aircraft electronics in 1950. He was an electronics technician at Tinker AFB for 26 years, and retired in 1976 to a peaceful life of gardening, fishing, helping others and serving his Lord as a deacon and other positions of service in Nicoma Park First Baptist and Choctaw Road Baptist churches. Loyd was ordained as a deacon in 1958.

He was married to Verna Lee (Ferguson) Allen of Rose, Oklahoma for over 73 years. His loving wife Verna predeceased him in 2016.

He is survived by their children Dr. Loyd V. Allen Jr and wife Margaret of Edmond, OK, and Bobby Allen and his wife Nancy of Marion, Texas. He was the proud grandfather of seven, great-grandfather of 20, and great-great-grandfather of four.

Funeral services will be 5:00 P.M.,Friday, December 29, 2017 at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel.


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Funeral Service

Friday

29

Dec

5:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel

1820 S Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK 73130

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