Pastor Robert Allen
June 25, 1933 ‒ November 07, 2009
Robert Clay “Bob” Allen, 76, of Marengo, fell asleep in the Lord to await the resurrection when Christ shall come. MAYBE TODAY! Robert was born June 25, 1933 in Mount Vernon to Hubert and Cynthabelle (Poland) Allen Carswell, who preceded him in death. Bob retired after 35 years employment with Chattanooga Glass Company in Mount Vernon, while at the same time pastoring Advent Christian Churches in Ohio at Claibourne, Stantontown, Mt. Liberty, Seville and Sparta, retiring in 2002. He continued to serve as Senior Pastor or Pastor Emeritus of the Sparta church until his death. Bob was known as a visiting pastor, always sharing Christ with many people in hospitals and homes. He also served as President of the Ohio Advent Christian Conference for 9 years. With his wife, Mary, he conducted services at the Morrow Manor on Wednesday afternoons for many years.
While living on the Avon Holiness Campground (Florida) during the past several winters, he served as Chaplain of the Campground. He also served faithfully in various positions in the Orange Blossom Church of Christ in Christian Union in Avon Park. He was also active in The Pacer Ministries in the prison system there.
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary (Tippett) Lloyd Allen; daughter Sue (Jerry) Dollison of Marengo, son Jeffry (Julie) Allen of Columbus; sisters June Stevens of Fredericktown and Jerrie Larason of Columbus; sisters-in-law Martha Snyder of Mt. Liberty, Marge (Tom) Easter of Live Oak, Florida, and Clara (Richard) Young of Wabash, Indiana; brother-in-law Charles (Barbara) Tippett of Houston, Texas; 5 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of friends and former parishioners.
Besides his parents Bob was preceded in death by his beloved first wife Lauretta (Snyder) Allen in 1995, sister Betty and brother-in-law Tom Reasoner of Sebring, Florida and brothers-in-law Marshall Stevens and Bruce Snyder.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 PM where friends may call one hour prior. Rev. Rob Musick will be officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Liberty Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Sparta Advent Christian Church, Building Fund, PO Box 34 Sparta, Ohio 43350 or to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Robert Clay “Bob” Allen.