Charles B. Allen (4/22/1956 - 6/16/2017)

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Funeral services for Charles B. Allen, PhD, 61, of Liberty City will be 3:00 pm Monday, June 19, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Liberty City with Reverend Paul Michael Vacca officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Cemetery. Mr. Allen went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, June 16, 2017.

He was born April 22, 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas to Reverend Byron and Alice Allen. He attended Kilgore Public Elementary Schools and was a 1974 graduate of Channelview High School. Charles earned his baccalaureate degree from East Texas Baptist College, now ETBU and his masters and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Dr. Allen was an ordained minister who spent most of his career as a church administrator and Christian educator, serving Southern Baptist Churches in Arkansas and Texas. Charles loved sports, particularly the Arkansas Razorbacks. He enjoyed camping, reading and playing golf.

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sue Allen of Liberty City; two sons, Chris Allen and his wife, Vivian of Fort Worth, Craig Allen of Longview; two grandsons, Nolan and Chet Allen of Fort Worth; his earthly father, Reverend Byron Allen and his wife, Pat of Liberty City; two sisters, Melinda Hornbeck and her husband, Larry of Texarkana, Texas, Annette Ashley and her husband, Rick of Foreman, Arkansas; two brothers, Joel Allen and his wife, Kathy of Plano, Stephen Allen and his wife, Beverly of Woodland Park, Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews.

Dr. Allen was preceded in death by his mother Alice Morrow Allen.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Sunday afternoon between 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the East Texas Literacy Council, Post Office Box 311, Longview, Texas 75606.

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 18, 2017