Michael Dale Allen, 68, of Amarillo died Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Amarillo. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mike was born April 26, 1943, in Roaring Springs, to Oland D. and Sarah Allen. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and a man of strength, who despite not being able to see, had a passion for creating and building scale models of all kinds.
Mike was a founding member of the Golden Spread Modelers and a faithful member of the Texas Car Modelers Club, actively participating in the Make-A-Wish car show annually. His love of creating shined through as some of his work is displayed at Tradewinds Elementary School. He also loved watching bull riding, NASCAR and fixing things. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oland D. and Sarah Allen; and a grandson, K.W. Savage. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Bobbye Allen; two daughters, Kerry Morgan and husband Rodney of Amarillo and Terry Brock and husband Michael of Alaska; a son, Jerry Allen and wife Kathina of Jarrell; grandchildren, Leah Loflin and husband Wes, Amber Morgan and R.J. Morgan, all of Amarillo, Dillan Savage of Oklahoma, Nyk Allen of Nashville, Tenn., Andrew, Malachi, Sullivan and Bryson , all of Jarrell, Michael, Matthew, Miles and Jaqueline Brock, all of Alaska; two great-grandchildren, Gage and Abigail Rose Loflin; a sister, Theresa Coombes and husband Pete of Amarillo; and two brothers, George Allen and partner Jimmy of Fort Worth and Greg Allen and wife Cheryl of Amarillo. We also want to remember a special member of our family, Debbie Howat and husband Bob, for being a part of this special journey. The family suggests memorials be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Amarillo.