Edward Louis "Shorty" Allen, 104, died on April 21, 2013 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida.
Born in Macon, Georgia, Mr. Allen had previously lived in Miami, Florida and Key Colony Beach in Marathon, FL before moving to the Stuart area 13 years ago.
He was the founder and owner of Shortys BBQ in Miami, Florida for 31 years. Mr. Allen was a mason for 70 years and of Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Allen of Stuart, FL; daughter, Melanie Gross of Overland Park, KS; son, Duane Bales of Springfield, MO; son, Aaron Bales and his wife, Sandra of Springfield, MO; brother, Richard Clewis and his wife, Cathleen of Slidell, LA; ten grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Mr. Allen was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Dorothy Irene, and his son, E.L. Allen, Jr.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made in his honor to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997.
Condolences may be offered at www.aycockfuneralhome.net
Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.