Mark Ray Allen of Clever, Missouri, the son of Bernice King Allen and the late Hale Allen, was born on March 11, 1950, in Paris, Illinois, and passed away at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri on August 14, 2014, at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 3 days.
Mr. Allen had lived in Clever, Missouri near Springfield. Mr. Allen attended college at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Arkansas, where he studied engineering. He then attended a culinary arts school in Houston, Texas. He had been a farmer, a golf course manager and ran the bar and restaurant at the club house his father owned, and has been in the restaurant business since 1996.
Surviving are his mother, Bernice Allen of Russellville, Arkansas; two daughters, Chrissy & Eric Welch of Greenfield, Missouri, Cheri Allen of Springfield, Missouri; two sons, Matthew Allen and Nathan Allen, both of Clever, Missouri; three grandchildren, Dalton Welch, Collin Allen and Blade Welch: four sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Harry Rosenbloom of Little Rock, Arkansas, Sheila and Bob Faulkner of Frisco, Texas, Debbie and Kim Phillips of Lebanon, Ohio, and Laurie and James Bibler of Russellville, Arkansas; one niece, April Phillips of Lewisville, Texas; two nephews, Erich & Dana Phillips of Cambodia, Ryan Phillips of Seoul, South Korea; as well as by his aunt Gale King, Uncle Mike and Aunt Jane Allen, Aunt Carrie and Uncle John Newman, Aunt Midge Sandage, Aunt Aileen King and Uncle Don King; Aunt Juanita King; his ex-wife and closest friend Tammy Harp; and numerous cousins and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Hale Allen; his maternal grandparents, Gail & Hazel King; his paternal grandparents, Martin Ellsworth and Virgie Allen; his uncles, Gail King, Denny King and Bill King.
Friends may call on Saturday, August 16, 2014, after 1:00 p.m. at the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Ray Placher of Puxico officiating.