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Arthur Allen

February 12, 1931 — May 2, 2022

Franklin

Mr. Arthur Allen, age 91, of Franklin, KY passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 6:21 AM at The Medical Center of Bowling Green, KY.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory.  Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 5, from 6:00 AM until funeral service on Thursday.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 PM with entombment at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Simpson County, KY.

Arthur was born on February 12, 1931 in Jackson County, TN to the late Arthur Allen, Sr. and the late Liddie Ann Anderson Allen.  He is also preceded in death by his previous wife of 65 years, Bettye Jean Lawson Allen, a sister, Elizabeth McCoin and her husband, Robert; a  brother, Ogal Allen and his wife, Ettoile; a brother-in-law, Jack Taylor; and a niece, Janice Marie Taylor.

He is survived by his wife of 3 years, Judy Perry Allen; 4 step-children, Vicki Law (Jimmy) of Franklin, KY, Rishan Groves (Jay) of Orlando, FL, Richard Perry (Laura) of Cookeville, TN and Alan Perry of Summit, SD; 1 sister, Polly Taylor of Manchester, TN; 2 nephews, James Allen Taylor (Carol) of Manchester, TN and Jimmy Allen (Peggy) of Glasgow, KY; 3 nieces, Judy Nicks (Tommy) of Dixon, TN, Pat Hughes (Shelby) of Auburn, KY and Dee Dee Wilson (Charles) of Livingston, TN; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Arthur was in the US Army as a Medic.  He was a member of Locust Grove Church of Christ.  Arthur was retired from the Drackett Company.  He loved to play golf.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by mailing to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc., P.O. Box 111180, Nashville, TN 37222-1180, or at disasterreliefeffort.org or Foundation Christian Academy, 2480 Three Springs Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42104 or at http://www.fcafalcons.com/donate-to-fca.  Envelopes will also be provided at the funeral home.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com.  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Arthur Allen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, May 5, 2022

6:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

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325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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