John Herbert Allen
- This eternal flame burns forever -
- in remembrance of John Herbert Allen -
John Herbert Allen
(September 3, 1923 - January 7, 2010)
John Herbert Allen, 86, of Little Rock, passed away January 7, 2010.
Born September 3, 1923 in Little Rock, AR to Lottie Mae Spears and
Charles Lusk, he was preceded in death by his parents, step-father,
Fred David Allen and his sister, Jessie Jayroe. He is survived by his
wife of 57 years, Mary Marcella Allen; son, David Allen of Little Rock;
daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Kay Allen and Michael Horton, Oakland,
Oregon; and a niece, Virginia Jayroe of Sherwood.
John was a combat veteran of WWII, having served in the Marine Corps
in the liberation of Guam and the Tinian campaigns of the Pacific Theatre.
He was destined for Iwo Jima when he contracted Dengue fever and was
sent back stateside.
A lifelong Arkansan, John enjoyed hunting, boating and RVing throughout
his life. He wasActive in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary, he rose in rank to
Commodore of the 2nd Coast Guard District Auxillary Detachment. He was
also a Regional Director for Good Sam RV Club, covering a six state area.
A man of many talents and skills, he could build or fix almost anything. He
retired in 1981 as a service representative for Oakite Products, Inc.
Services were held Tuesday, January 12, at the Little Rock Funeral Home,
8801 Knoedl Ct. Officiated by Rev. Ed Simpson. The private inturnment was
at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home. Mr. Allenís online guestbook
may be signed at
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John Allen was the first State Director of Arkansas Good Sam. He was
instrumental in the organization and initial growth of Arkansas Good Sam.
He traveled throughout the state and helped to organize many of the first
Arkansas Good Sam chapters in the 1970ís. He was a charter member of
Arkansas One, the first Good Sam chapter in Arkansas. He later became
the Area 4 Regional Director for Good Sam International. His distinctive
long white jacket, covered with innumerable patches and memorabilia,
remains with the Texas Goodsam traveling museum and is on display
at Texas Samborees
John went to meet our Lord
January 7, 2010
Dedicated to John Herbert Allen!
Though He's gone, She is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Goodsams
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