KENNETH JAMES ALLEN, age 85 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Willow Acres in Riceville, Tenn. He was a native and resident most of his life of McMinn County, Tenn., former resident of Meigs County, Tenn. and Aberdeen, Mississippi. He was a son of the late Kermit Roosevelt and Alice Marie Elrod Allen. He was preceded in death by Brother: Jack M. Allen, and Sister: Vivian Varnadoe. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens, Tenn., retired from Bowater Paper Corp. after 38 years service. He was a former member of Meridian Sun Lodge #50, F&AM, Athens York Rite Bodies and Alhambra Shrine. He was former President of Meigs County Alumni Association for 8 years Class of 1951. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force having obtained the rank of SSGT.
Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 11, 2019 in McMinn Memory Gardens with Drew Byers officiating. Active pallbearers will be Rodney Dunn, Kevin Hammond, Carey Hicks, Calvin Paul, Jerry Elrod.
There will be no formal visitation.
Memorial contributions may be to Shriner's Children Hospital 2900 Rocky Point Rd. Tampa, Fla. 33607, St. Jude's Children Hospital P, O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, Tenn. 38101, or First Baptist Church of Athens Building Fund 305 Ingleside Dr. Athens, Tenn. 37303.
Condolences may be made to www.laycockhobbs/notices/Kenneth-Allen.com.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
Shriners Children's Hospital
2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
First Baptist Church of Athens Building Fund
305 Ingleside Avenue, Athens TN 37303