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L. R. ‘Tink’ Allen

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1930-2021

  • L. R. ‘Tink’ Allen

Services for Mr. L. R. “Tink” Allen, 90, of Grand Saline, were held 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Bartley Funeral Home, with Bro. Billy Smith officiating.

Interment was in Rodgers Cemetery.

Mr. Allen passed away Feb. 10, 2021, in Grand Saline. He was born Oct. 20, 1930, to Clarence and Gladys Allen. He was born and raised in Grand Saline, then lived in Waxahachie, Sulphur Springs and Alba before moving back to Grand Saline around 1978. He ranched and engraved monuments to provide for his family. Tink is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years, Norma Gaye Saunders Allen; sisters, Dorthy Howard, Doris Christopher, Joyce Coulson, and Peggy Mabry and brothers, Troy Allen, Willard Allen, and Buck Allen.

Survivors include his three sons, Wesley Allen and wife Kelly, Tommy Allen, and Wade Allen and wife Cindy; sister, Etta Catlett; eight grandchildren;16 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The grandchildren served as pallbearers.

The family received friends 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at the funeral home.