Mr. Will Allen Jr., 91, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at his residence in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sandra Brown officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home.
Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Allen served in C Army 10th Mountain Division 616 Field Artillery during World War II and was a 1940 graduate of Mooreville High School in Mooresville. He was a sales supervisor with Dairymen, Inc. and later as receiving clerk for Oktibbeha County. He was a member of Artesia United Methodist Church, American Legion (a former commander of Post 13) and a lifetime member of VFW.
He is survived by his children, Carolyn Ann Allen and William David Allen, both of Starkville; grandchildren, Paul Allen of Decatur, Ill., Carolee Allen of Fort Myers, Fla., Jennifer Allen of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mike Allen (Amber) of Decatur, Ill.; and great-grandchildren, Megan Allen and Ethan Allen of Decatur, Ill. (Mike and Amber's children).
He is preceded in death by his parents, Will Anderson Allen and Mittie Lou Priddy Allen; wife, Lucille Estes Allen; and siblings, Faye Burgess, Joe Allen, Clyde Allen and Ruby Brooks.
Memorial donations may be made to Artesia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Artesia, MS 39736 or to the Oktibbeha County Fallen Heroes Monument, 200 E. Main St., Starkville, MS 39759.
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