J.B. Allen

J.B. “Chief” Allen, 90, of Waco, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 in Waco.

Visitation: 12 noon Thursday, February 13, at Greater Waco Baptist Church

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13, at Greater Waco Baptist Church

Burial: Rosemound Cemetery.

J.B. was born April 22, 1929, in Bosqueville, to James Hodges Allen and Velma Tutor Allen. He was a life time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bellmead where he served as a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher. J.B. was a faithful Christian who loved his church.

J.B. retired from General Tire & Rubber Co. after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Willie Mae Schroeder Allen; two brothers, James Milburn Allen and George Allen; and two sisters, Lucille Bottoms and Jewell Denard.

J.B. is survived by his daughters, Peggy Steeves of Waco and Donna Campbell and husband, Thomas, of McGregor; grandsons, Richard Solomon and wife, Teresa, of Waco, Shawn Solomon and wife, Kristina of Tulia, Texas, Michael Campbell and wife, Beth, of Bellevue, Washington, and Christopher Campbell of Waco; granddaughter, Stacy Hill and husband, Jeff, of China Spring; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews including special niece, Wanda Butler and husband, Lee.

Pallbearers will be Michael Campbell, Chris Campbell, Jeff Hill, Chance Hill, Steven Broho and Nehemiah Torberson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Butler, Ed Hill, Reggie Fort, Don Kunze, Ancil Stafford, Steve Wade and Robert Shaw.

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  1. Peggy & Donna,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Daddy loved JB (Chief) so much – he will hate to hear this news. Those two had so many stories over the years.
    Dad had a stroke last week and has been in the hospital and now St. Catherine’s.
    We are praying for you during this time. I’m sure your Dad is with your mom again & they are celebrating!
    Love and Prayers to your family,
    Lisa White

  2. I was so sorry to read about J.B. passing. Both J.B. and Willie Mae were such wonderful people. They were such a great example to people of a God Inspired life lived right. I pray for the family to have quick passage from the sorrow of death to the loving memories with J.B. and Willie Mae. They both were very special in a lot of lives. God’s continued blessings.

  3. So sorry to hear about Mr. Allen passing but we all know he is happy and with God, Jesus and the love of his life. My husband and I live off Beverly Cox and knew him through that and we own George’s Timberhouse and he has shopped in there the past 24 years off and on. It was always a delight when we saw him. He was a dear person and I know he will be truly missed. May God wrap his arms around each of you at this difficult time.

    God Bless you all,
    George and Pam Long

  4. Miss Peggy and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Just know we are thinking of you and praying for your family that God holds you all tight during this time. Just know we love you your friends at Think play grow.. Theresa, Ashley, Jessica, Joann, Debora, Gennie, Crystal Isbell.

  5. Elizabeth ROXANNE Eldridge

    Prayers for comfort and peace! Lord be with you in this time of sadness and more. My condolences.

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