Obituary of James Richard Allen
James Richard (Rick) Allen, 60, of Sarepta, Louisiana, passed away on February 4, 2019 at his home. He was born on April 22, 1958 in Camden, Arkansas, to James and Delores. He was a graduate of Cotton Valley High School and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Air Force. He was an author, artist, gunsmith, carpenter, and an avid history enthusiast. He was also an amazing mechanic and had a general talent for fixing things. He had a passion for the outdoors and chose a career in the timber industry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, reading, and spending time with loved ones. He and Denise began their life together in 1979. He was proceeded in death by his father, James Edward Allen, brother Michael Douglas Allen, maternal grandparents Author Richard Brazil and Opal Ophelia Brazil, and paternal grandparents Walter Allen and Beulah Pearl Allen. He is survived by his wife Denise, daughters Lindsay, Sylvia, Jessica, and Samantha, grandchildren Patrick, Caraline, Emma, Merrick, Landon, Ely, Anthony, Gerald, Thomas, Junice-Justin III, and Richard-Wyatt all of Sarepta, Louisiana, his mother Delores Brazil of Leton, Louisiana, sisters Kathy and husband Bobby of Meridian Mississippi, Karen and husband Randy of Leton, Louisiana, Brenda and husband Earl of Batesville, Arkansas and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at New Sarepta Baptist Church in Sarepta, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made at Citizens National Bank of Springhill in Springhill, Louisiana.