Franklin “Frank” Dale Allen, 75, of Kenton passed away from this life on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kenton chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home, with Terry Neil officiating. Interment will follow in North Union Cemetery near Kenton.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of services Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 17, 1943, in Union City, the seventh of eight children to the late Eunice and Ruby Allen.
He graduated from the former Mason Hall High School in 1961; served his country in the Tennessee National Guard in Trenton, where he was schooled and trained as a welder; and served as an Obion County road commissioner.
He was a self-employed farmer, in partnership with his brother, Thomas. He was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association and Polled Hereford Association. He sold bulls in several states, loved caring for his cows and raised hogs most of his life.
He was a member of North Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church and past member of Union Grove United Methodist Church. He collected toy tractors, cars, trucks and farm animals. He also loved his large collection of hunting and farm scene pictures.
He loved to laugh and was quite a comic. All who knew him, including family, friends, community and caregivers, will remember his love for a good joke or a funny story.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Allen, whom he married in July of 1968; and siblings, Jane Sutton, Jack Allen, Betty Sue Tuttle and Thomas Allen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Billy Allen, Bob Allen and Ray Allen.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.karnesandsonfuneralhome.com.