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Richard Curtis Allen, age 81, of Water Valley, MS died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at his home surrounded by the family that he loved. He was born December 11, 1939, in Water Valley to the late William and Emma Lee (Peacock) Allen. After school, Richard was drafted into the United States Army where he made a perfect score on his entrance exam and served two tours in Germany working in the motor pool. After returning home from Germany in 1969 (with his excellent mechanical knowledge), a number of different companies tried to get him to work for them, but Richard decided to “stay home” where he started and operated his own successful painting business. Richard enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, that included hunting and crappie fishing. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Visitation is planned for Thursday, April 8, 2021, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM. Services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Brennan Allen officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Vicky Allen; two sons, Robert Allen, Jamey Allen; two daughters, Tina Allen, Bridget Trusty, all of Water Valley; one adopted son, Ronnie Allen; a special nephew David Mooneyham and niece Regina Ashford (Both of which he raised after their parents died); six grandchildren, Andy Emerick, Chelsea Thweatt, Chase Wilbourn, Britney Wilbourn, Cailee White, Hunter White; three great-grandchildren, Rivers, Kinley, Couper; one brother, Terry Allen, Sr. of Water Valley; and his mother-in-law, Bobbie Jean Allbritton.
Richard was preceded in death by both of his parents.