Curtis Allen Obituary, Death – The world bids farewell to Curtis Lafayette Allen, an esteemed resident of Port Allen, Louisiana, who peacefully departed on July 4th, 2023, surrounded by his cherished loved ones.
Born on February 24, 1941, in Magee, Mississippi, to Grace Cook Allen and Curtis Allen, Sr., Curtis embarked on a remarkable journey that touched the hearts of many.
After graduating from French High School in Beaumont, Texas, in 1957, Curtis pursued his passion for Industrial Technology, earning a degree from Texas A&M University in 1964. In 1978, fate brought him to the lovely Wilhelmina VanMarion, and together they celebrated 44 years of marital bliss.
Throughout his illustrious career, Curtis played a pivotal role in overseeing significant construction projects across Saudi Arabia, London, England, and various parts of the United States.
His tireless dedication led him to retirement in 2000, where he found solace in his favorite pastimes of bowling, fishing, hunting, and the thrill of riding his cherished Harley.
Curtis leaves behind a legacy cherished by his beloved wife, Wilhelmina Allen, his son Richard Allen (wife Della), and his daughter Stacey Allen. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of his six grandchildren: Lenae, David, Janie, Grace, Claire, and Gabriella, as well as his great-granddaughter, Linley.
He is survived by his sisters Louise Dillard (husband Gene) and Sue May (husband Jerry), brother-in-law Len VanMarion (wife D’Juana), sister-in-law Chrissy Akbari, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Visitation to honor Curtis’ extraordinary life will take place at the Colonial Chapel in Magee, Mississippi, on Friday, July 14, from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
A heartfelt funeral service, officiated by Bro. Tom Denton, will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee. Following the service, Curtis will be laid to rest in the peaceful grounds of Magee City Cemetery.
Colonial Chapel Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. For inquiries, please contact 601-849-5031. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Special Olympics, a cause close to Curtis’ compassionate heart. Let us honor his memory by supporting and uplifting those who strive to overcome challenges and find joy in sports.