In loving memory of
November 29, 1949 ~ December 5, 2020
Terry F. Allen, 71, of Clarendon, Texas, passed away on December 5, 2020, after a brief battle with COVID.
Born in Wichita, KS, on November 29, 1949, Terry graduated from Anthony High School in 1967. He was a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education.
As a lifelong advocate for children and learning, Terry taught in USD 361 at Anthony Elementary and Junior High Schools for thirty-two years. In addition to teaching K-8 physical education, he coached football, basketball, and track for over two decades. Terry was active in the Harper County NEA during his tenure as a professional educator.
During summer holidays, Terry worked for the City of Anthony (KS) summer recreation department and also owned a tree spraying business. Terry loved watching college and pro sporting events, and also owned numerous thoroughbred horses. He enjoyed serving his community on the Anthony Downs Race Board and the Forest Park Cemetery Board.
Terry was most known for being a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Carol (Hoel) Allen, son Jeff (Jennifer), daughter Stephanie Halsey (Matt), and grandchildren Avery, Kennedy, and Cotton. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother.
In lieu of funeral services, memorial donations may be made to the Anthony Recreation Commission, 124 S. Bluff, Anthony, KS, 67003, or the First Baptist Youth of Clarendon, 300 Bugbee Avenue, Clarendon, TX, 79226. Terry will be cremated and his ashes interred at Forest Park Cemetery on a later date.
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Anthony Recreation Commission
124 S. Bluff Avenue, Anthony TX 67003
First Baptist Youth of Clarendon
300 Bugbee Avenue, Clarendon TX 79226