Obituary of
April 30, 1985

Kenneth  Charles Allen Sr., 46, 303 Robinhood Drive a former, Clarksville City Council member, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Neal-Tarpley Chapel with the Rev. George Gracey officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today.

Allen was born in Montgomery County on Nov. 6, 1938, the son of Kenneth S. and Annie Mae Morris Allen.

He was a retired contractor and former instructor of continuing education at Austin Peay State University, a member of First Presbyterian Church, McAllster Masonic Lodge 402 and New Providence Civitan Club.

He was sworn in to office with the council in July 1978, representing temporary Ward 13, which included the area north of Ringgold Bridge and south of the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
Allen said at the time that he had two main interests: historical preservation and aid to the handicapped.

Ill do anything on that (aid to handicapped), being handicapped myself, he said. He explained that. he became handicapped in 1970 following a traffic accident.

Survivors include his mother, Clarksville; wife, Marcia Crutcher Allen; two sons, Kenneth Allen and David Allen; three daughters, Jo Anne Parmentier, Peggy Allen and Rebecca Allen, Clarksville; and three sisters, Kitty Kulakowski, Galatin, and Sylvia Atkins and Sandra Gibbons, Clarksville.

Pallbearers will be James Steele, Jim Crosby, Lonnis Pearce, John Hunter, Bill Hutton, Mac Ernst, Tom Coffman and Wally Worsham. Honorary pallbearers will be New Providence Civitan Club members.

Memorials may be designated to the Memorial Fund of First Presbyterian Church.

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