Billy Earl Allen

There will likely be more later, but I am completely spent tonight.  Thank you all for your sweet condolences and prayers.  The Lord poured out His grace, and I know I will be able to think more clearly after some rest.  Below is Daddy’s obituary.  It says so little about this great man!

Christmas Eve (Dan's) Dec  

Billy Earl Allen, age 90, went home to be with the LORD on April 3, 2011, at his

home in Montgomery, Texas. He was born June 2, 1920 in Italy, Texas. Billy

graduated from Streetman High School, and served his country in the United

States Navy during WWII. He was a great athlete, playing softball for his A&R

division for the Navy. He worked in the construction industry most of his adult

life, owning his own sheet rocking business early on, then as a contract

superintendent later.

Billy served the Lord in his quiet, steadfast manner, leading his family more by

example than his words. He was a loving husband and the greatest Daddy in

the world. Nothing meant more to Bill Allen than his family.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Chloe, and his parents,

Stump and Ila Allen, brothers Harold, Kenneth, Thomas, and James Robert

Allen, sons Billy Michael and Danny Ray, and granddaughter-in-law, Morgan


He is survived by his daughters Bettye Strader and husband Scooter, and

Martha Martin and husband Bob; daughter-in-law, Greta Allen; daughters Janina

Petty and husband Bill, Jeanne Davis and husband Mike; his son, David Allen

and wife Karla; grandchildren Mark, Mike, Marty, and Matthew Strader, Rob

Martin and wife Angie, Kim Navarro and husband Joe, Chris Allen, Allison

Nelson and husband Matt, Jennifer Strunk and husband Phillip; Michelle Stone,

Michael Davis and wife Amy, Nathanael Petty and wife Emily, Dannye Petty,

Pamela Swem and husband Will, Kenneth Allen and Melissa Allen. Also

surviving are 19 beloved great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and


I will probably be taking Pamela back home Sunday and hopefully staying a couple of days in Florida.  I will write more then!

God bless your day!



About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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6 Responses to Billy Earl Allen

  1. Still praying for you, Mrs. Petty.Many hugs.

  2. Thanks for sharing that, Nina.  Hope you get some good rest in Florida.

  3. Mommy2Drew says:

    What an amazing legacy he left behind!! 🙂

  4. maryhurlbut says:

    Dear Nina, Your daddy was one of the men that made our country great! What a legacy he created through hard work, love and faithfulness. He is an unsung hero, I wish there were more like him. He is Home. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers of comfort, Mary

  5. Abbiegirl says:

    your always in my thoughts and prayers ❤

  6. grace_to_be says:

    what a special man~

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