Roy R. Allen, 71, of Hutchinson and formerly of Lawrence and McPherson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2016, surrounded by family at his home in Hutchinson. He was a retired firefighter where he served 30 years with the Lawrence Fire Department. He then worked as a security guard for Securitas at the NCRA Refinery.
Roy was born on January 5, 1945, in Ottawa, KS. On June 9, 1981, he was united in marriage to Cheryl I. Morlan in Lawrence, KS.
Survivors include: wife, Cheryl of the home; daughter, Laura (Kevin) Raasch of Lawrence, KS; step-sons, Jason (Alisha) Reese of Lawrence, KS and Michael (Carolyn) Reese of Lawrence, KS; sister, Kay (Gary) Koehler of Baldwin, KS; 15 grandchildren, Matthew Reese, Eric Reese, Mallory Reese, Christy Fisher (who was raised by Roy as his own), Jordan Reese, Austin Klebenstein, Jenna Reese, Jackson Childs, J.T. Reese, Brett Goetz, Tyler Goetz, Shane Goetz, Jessa Goetz, Chelsie Vasquez, and Sam Vasquez; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Beulah Allen; brother, Sonny Allen; and sister, Darlene Jamez.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 15, 2016, at First Baptist Church, 600 East Marlin, McPherson, with Rev. Andrew Currier officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson County Food Bank or Reno County Food Bank in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Roy R. Allen please visit our Sympathy Store.