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John William Allen

September 1, 1938 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

John William Allen Obituary

Funeral service for John William Allen, age 85, of Decatur, will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Parkway Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Williams and Jacob Cockrell officiating.  His family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery.  Guestbook available at

Mr. Allen, who died Friday, February 9, 2024, at Decatur Morgan Hospital, was born September 1, 1938, in Alabama to John Harvey Allen and Etta Sanders Allen.  He was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Randall Allen; parents; brother, Max Allen; three sisters, Harvene Vandergrift (Austin), Faye Ingle (Donald), and Kathleen Head (James); and son-in-law, Tony Ray King.  Mr. Allen was a welder with North Alabama Fabrication and enjoyed farming and gardening.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Naylor Allen; son, John W. H. Allen (Derrell); five daughters, Peggy JoAnn King, Joyce Ann Smith (Randall), Juanita Mobley (Lonnie), Randi Allen, and Kristy Allen Perry; five grandchildren, Dominick Baumbarger, Jacob Cockrell (Kimberly), Meghan Cockrell, Shyanne Allen, and Nevaeh Allen; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul Naylor, Dominick Baumbarger, Steve Naylor, Dewayne Skipworth, Jacob Cockrell, and Brandon Naylor.

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February 14, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Alabama Highway 24
Trinity, AL 35673

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Alabama Highway 24
Trinity, AL 35673


Beulah Cemetery
County Road
Pinhook, AL 35650


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