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John Allen, 69, of Pampa, passed away on December 23, 2020 in Pampa.
Private family services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. The service will be live streamed through the funeral home website.
John was born December 26, 1950 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Lee and Patricia Allen. He graduated from Velma Alma High School in Velma, Oklahoma in 1969 where he was an all-state football player. After high school, he attended Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship. On September 6, 1975, he married Carla J. O’Neal in Duncan, Oklahoma. John began his career in 1972 working for Skelly Oil Company, which later became Getty Oil Company, in Velma, Oklahoma, and he was transferred to Weatherford, Oklahoma in 1982. When Texaco Oil took over, he was transferred to Pampa in 1984. He worked 15 years in Pampa until 1999, when he went to work for WO Operating, what is now Holman Well Service, where he currently was employed. John was a long-time member of API, where he served on the board over the years and was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He was a member of the Pampa Country Club, serving as membership chairman, served as president of Pampa High School Choir Booster Club two times, and served on the Pampa High School Volleyball Booster Club board.
John was an avid reader and a history buff. He enjoyed spending time on the beaches in the Florida panhandle with his family. John loved watching sports on tv, playing golf, and exercising. He cheered on the Texas Tech Red Raiders when they were playing, but deep down he was still an OSU Cowboy. Being Papa John to his 3 grandchildren was special to him, and he will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Carla of the home; a daughter, Stephanie Allen of Lubbock; 2 sons, Cullen Allen and wife Laura of Pampa and Brad Allen and wife Meaghan of Coppell; his mother, Patricia Allen of Dallas; a sister, Lea Ann Allen of Dallas; a brother, Roger Allen of Medford, Oklahoma; and 3 grandsons, Clark Allen, Graham Allen, and Nash Allen all of Pampa. He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
12:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
8:00am - 8:00pm (Central time)
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Starts at 10:00am (Central time)
Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel
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