Robert Allen Obituary

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Robert Daniel Allen

March 15, 1929 - March 14, 2012
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ROBERT DANIEL "Big Daddy" ALLEN, SR., 82, of Memphis, died March 14, 2012. Mr. Allen worked for Kroger for 14 years. In 1964 he bought Dan's Big Star which he operated until 1986. He partnered with Lex Sewell in 1980 to form Sewell-Allen Big Star/Piggly Wiggly/Mega Markets until 2004. Mr. Allen was born March 15, 1929 in Chickasaw County, MS, the son of Spurgeon Leon and Bobbie Lee Woodruff Allen. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a pilot, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher - "Caleb Class", and a charter member of Summerwood/Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven. Visitation will be Saturday, March 17...
ROBERT DANIEL "Big Daddy" ALLEN, SR., 82, of Memphis, died March 14, 2012. Mr. Allen worked for Kroger for 14 years. In 1964 he bought Dan's Big Star which he operated until 1986. He partnered with Lex Sewell in 1980 to form Sewell-Allen Big Star/Piggly Wiggly/Mega Markets until 2004. Mr. Allen was born March 15, 1929 in Chickasaw County, MS, the son of Spurgeon Leon and Bobbie Lee Woodruff Allen. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a pilot, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher - "Caleb Class", and a charter member of Summerwood/Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven. Visitation will be Saturday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m. until service at 12 Noon at Gracewood Baptist Church, 8551 Getwell Rd. N., Southaven, MS. Burial will be in Autumn Woods, on Davidson Rd, Olive Branch, MS. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jeanne; brother, Gilbert; daughter, DyAnne (John); son, Robby (Carol); four grandsons, Danny, Jason, Michael, and Jack, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Bettye. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gracewood Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at: www.BrantleyFuneral.com Brantley Funeral Home Olive Branch (662)895-2310

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