Herbert Ethan Allen, age 78 of Montgomery, AL, passed away Tuesday July 16, 2013.
He was born in Fayetteville, NC on January 19, 1935. "Herb" as he was known to family and friends, married the love of his life, Joyce Janet Nelson Allen, on November 1, 1958. He worked for Golden Flake Potato Chip Company for 36 years and served his country in the United States Air Force. Mr. Allen was an active member of Beacon of Hope Church of God in Montgomery, AL and had a passion for his grandchildren. Mr. Allen is preceded in death by his parents; George Alvin Allen, Sr. and Emma Belle Kinlaw Allen; brothers, George Allen, Jr. and Newton Allen; and preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Skylan Duncan. Mr. Herbert Allen is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Joyce Allen and his three sons; Tim Allen (Sharon), Ken Allen (Kim), and Ben Allen (Tina). He is also survived by his grandchildren; Chris Allen and Lacy Allen; Astrid Evans, Channing Allen, Micah Allen, and Chaseton Allen; Samuel Allen and Hannah Allen; all of Montgomery, AL and survived by his brother, Bennie Allen (Ann) of West Virginia; and great-grandchildren, Aason Evans and Bryson Allen. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Beacon of Hope Church of God at 10:00am with Reverend Randall Newman officiating. Burial will follow in the Alabama Heritage Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Leak Memory Chapel from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Leak Memory Chapel Funeral Home will be handling the services.