James Lee Allen, a Military Veteran and longtime resident of Southside, TN (Cabin Row) was called home on February 4, 2019 after an extended illness. He was born to John Lee Allen (father) and Carrie Kilgore Allen (mother) on November 21, 1933 in the Salem Community, Montgomery County, Tennessee. His parents preceded him in death. James Allen was educated in the Montgomery County School system. He joined the Military (US Army) in 1953, and was assigned to the Medical Command in the Federal Republic of Germany. He served his country honorably and upon separation, returned to Clarksville, Tennessee.
He leaves to cherish his memory, siblings"John Richard (Ann) Allen, Frank Thomas Allen, Evelyn L Pleasant (Lyman), Kenneth Ray Allen, Billy Lyle (Dorothy), all of Clarksville Tennessee, as well as numerous relatives and friends in the community he resided. James Lee Allen was preceded in death by one sibling, William Albert Allen.
Services for Mr. Allen are set for February 6, 2019, at Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 335 Franklin Street, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040, at 12:00 noon. Viewing from 11:00-12:00 PM. Online condolences may be made by visiting gatewayfh.com
Burial will be at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, Tennessee on February 8, 2019 at 2 PM.