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Robert Allen Obituary: Robert Earl Allen, most commonly known as Bob Allen, 82, of Henderson, Texas, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and community icon, passed away surrounded by his family, the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Tyler, Texas. Bob was born to Jim and Ethel Jane Allen on November 18, 1939 in Henderson, Texas. He attended Hill High Colored School and joined Mother Zion Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and faithful member until his passing. Bob met, fell in love, and married his wife of 55 years, Billie Jean Hill, who remained faithful and at his side. This union brought two sons, Michael and Mitchell Allen. Bob is best known around Texas as the owner of one of Texas Monthly’s favorite barbecue restaurants, Bob’s Barbecue. Bob’s Barbecue has been providing southern style barbecue to the community for over 42 years. His restaurant remained family owned and operated with his wife, Billie and their sons, Michael and Mitchell. Bob was an icon in his community of Henderson, Texas. His name is synonymous with barbecue. He was a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce for 39 years and served as a Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member from March 1994 until February 1997. Robert Earl Allen leaves to cherish his forever memories, His Loving Wife of 55 years, Mrs. Billie Allen; Sons, Mitchell Allen(Crystal) and Michael Allen(Traci); Brothers, James Allen(Alma), Rev. Billy Allen(Diane); Sister, Hattie Allen; Four Grandchildren, Nehemiah Allen, Christain Allen, Naudiah Allen, Collin Allen; and a hosts of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends.   Full Obituary

Robert Allen Obituary: Born and raised in Brixton, south London, to Jamaican immigrants Winnifred Viola and John Allen, Robert was a star pupil at William Penn school in north Dulwich, and his musical journey took off when he met the sound system operator Neville King at Gavton Shepherd’s youth centre in Brixton, in the late 1970s. Under King’s guidance he developed his DJ credentials both as a selector and mic man. He soon began working in the Dub Vendor reggae record shops in Battersea and Ladbroke Grove, and also helped out at the London-based Fashion Records reggae label, co-producing Peter Hunnigale’s single Perfect Lady, which gained national attention. Robert went on to work with top reggae artists such as Sanchez, Cutty Ranks, Top Cat, Tenor Fly, General Levy, Janet-Lee Davis and Maxi Priest. In the new millennium, under the moniker of Roberto Allen, he joined the Brixton-based community station Vibes FM, where he became one of the biggest “revival” DJs, focusing on the classic reggae of the past. His Rice and Peas show, which had aired every Sunday for the past five years, enjoyed a significant listenership, while his musical knowledge and affinity with the audience gave him a cross-generational fan base, within and beyond the West Indian community. He was also involved in live concert promotion. In youth work, Robert began working for Kids Company, a charity that supports vulnerable inner-city children, as a duty manager in 2008, and later joined its outreach team, eventually becoming lead outreach worker. In 2012 he transferred to Kids Company’s Urban Academy, where he made a dramatic impact as senior youth worker, teaching life skills to post-16-year-olds. Robert was fundamentally a family man and a true “people person”. He had an impact on the lives of many children, even though he didn’t have any of his own, and helped countless individuals through his music and youth work. He was outgoing, confident and empathetic, and had a natural charm, humour and warmth. But despite his many talents he remained a humble gentleman. Robert is survived by his siblings Roy, Alcian, Alison, Delroy, Sonia, Ava, Elizabeth, Robert Junior and Patsy.    Full Obituary

Robert F. Allen Obituary: Predeceased by his wife Anne. Bob is survived his children: Christopher (Susan) and David (Elizabeth); grandchildren: Sarah, Danny, Patrick, Jack, and Riley; nieces and nephews, Karen, Marianne, Stephen, Dawn and Billy and his sister-in-law, Helen Allen. Bob received his education at West High, the University of Rochester, and Syracuse University respectively. He spent 33 years as a history teacher, split between Franklin and East High Schools. He often took his wife Anne and a large group of his closest friends with him on their adventures around the world. His memorial service will be held at the Covenant United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 10 at 11:00 am, and guests are welcome to attend with their families. Those who are unable to attend the service in person can watch it online by going to the website and clicking on the Watch Live button. White Haven Memorial Park will be used for the burial of the family in private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 1124 Culver Road, Rochester, New York 14609.    Full Obituary Obituaries established by De Affluxes Hardes International in 2019 is a death and obituary news aggregation service that provides a nonstop flow of links to articles that have been compiled from the work of thousands of different publishers and magazines. The news of local and internal obituaries that have been posted on the Internet is the primary topic of Referetech Obituary. If you feel the need to get in touch with us, please do not delay; simply go to the “Contact us” tab on our website and send us an e-mail. We will get back to you within the next 24 hours.

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