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Obituary: Lawrence Arthur Allen, 85

He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, in Knoxville, TN; and a member of the Civil War Round Table and the American Chemical Society. He had retired after 40 years service as chemical engineer with Union Carbide. Mr. Allen was the father of Adair County Band Director Tim Allen.

Lawrence Arthur "Larry" Allen, 85, Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2007, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

He was born July 12, 1922, in Rapid City, South Dakota, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred S. Allen, and the father of Adair County High School Band Director Tim Allen, Columbia, KY.

He was very active in his community, a member and elder of Second Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Allen received his engineering degree in chemistry from the South Dakota School of Mines and was assigned to a special engineering detachment with the Army during World War II. After serving his country, he worked for Union Carbide and retired in 1984 after 40 years of service.

He was a member of the Civil War Round Table and the American Chemical Society.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Lawrence Allen.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lavada Howe Allen, and the following:
  • Sons: Steve (Anne); Tim (Mella Dee), Columbia, KY; and Craig Allen

  • Five grandchildren

  • And sisters: Mrs. Joan Johnson, Mrs. Sherrie Drager, and Mrs. Yvonne Blomberg
The funeral service will be at 11:00am ET, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at Second Presbyterian Church, with Dr. William Waterstradt officiating.

At the request of Larry Allen, please make contributions in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5401 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 379, or to the Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. 37919.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the Chruch fellowship hall.
Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN Phone, (865) 588-8578.
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