Bobby Lewis Allen
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Bobby Lewis Allen
  • June 13, 1933 - February 15, 2017
  • Bangs, Texas

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Bobby Lewis Allen age 83 of Bangs passed away peacefully on February 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Bobby was born June13, 1933 in Hope, Arkansas. His family moved to the Rising Star/Williams area when Bobby was about two-weeks old. Already having family in Bangs, Texas, he moved his young family to Bangs in 1963 and has remained in Bangs since that time. He loved the Bangs community and especially The First Baptist Church Bangs where he was a member for many years. Bobby started work at Santa Fe Railroad at age 19 and worked there until his retirement in 1983. Bobby was a hard worker and had many other "side jobs" and adventures throughout the years to include; owning and operating a hay baling business, farming, owning and operating a dump truck business and operating the Phillips 66 service station on the corner of Austin and Coggin in Brownwood in the 1960's. Bobby had many hobbies, among his favorites were farming, hunting, raising cattle, riding horses in his younger years, camping in his RV in early retirement years, welding, and woodworking. He loved making canes to share with those in need of a walking aid, and he enjoyed making crosses to share his Christian witness. Bobby served his country for about one year during the Korean conflict, and he loved being associated with the Masons for many years. Most of all, Bobby was a loving and supportive family man. Family meant everything to Bobby and he was very invested in his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sister, nieces and nephews lives. Lastly, he was a devoted husband of 61-years to his adoring wife Betty Ann Bodine Allen.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Bertie and Floyd Allen, six brothers, RC (Jack), Tommy, A.M. (Buddy), Floyd (Jr.), Billy Earl, and Ernest Wayne (Red), one sister, Nancy, four special "double cousins", 3 brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, several cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
He is survived by his wife Betty Ann Bodine Allen of Bangs, daughter Mylinda Thomas and husband Stephen of Bangs, son Randy Allen and wife Lisa of Bangs, son Shane Allen of Bangs and brother Larry Allen of Bangs He leaves behind six grandchildren, Jillian Miller and husband Steve of Eagle Point Oregon, Joshua Thomas and wife Mayra of Bangs, Michael Allen and wife Geri of Lubbock TX, Karen Lambert and husband Kevin of Brownwood TX, Vicky Coulter and special friend Chance of Lake Brownwood, and Hillary Evans of Dallas TX. Bobby also has 13 great-grandchildren to include Mia, Madison and Maggie Miller, Abby and Isabella Thomas, Rylee Coulter, Xylla, Ryker, Nicholas, Noah, and Hayden Lambert, and Lane Hill. Bobby leaves behind special friends Gidget Gifford and her children Stacy, Alyssa and Shelby, as well as a host of other friends and family.
The family would like to thank Bangs Nursing Home staff and Interim Hospice for their kindness and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations be made to your favorite charity, the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Bangs on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2 PM with burial to follow at Bangs Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home.
Online memorials may be made at davismorrisfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, Brownwood, TX.