Roy Leon Allen
Maiden Name: n/a
Roy Leon Allen, 75, passed away June 22, 2005, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was born October 21, 1929, in Harrold, Texas, the second son of Siemon and Maseline Allen, an original enrollee.
He grew up in Atoka, Oklahoma, where he met and married his beautiful wife, Miss Vina Jacob, the daughter of original enrollees Fulsom and Martha Jacob, on April 9, 1949. This happy union produced three sons and one daughter.
He moved his family to California in 1959, coming back frequently to Oklahoma to visit. He lived in California for over 40 years, during which he worked in landscaping both on and off golf courses, before moving back permanently to Atoka in 2001.
Roy enjoyed life, was always laughing and joking. He played many musical instruments, including guitar, violin, mandolin, and steel guitar. Many times, he played with and for friends and family, much to his and his audience’s pleasure. He even practiced with the brothers playing the music at assemblies in earlier years.
He dedicated his life to doing Jehovah God’s Will and was able to serve as a full-time Evangelizer for two years before having to stop for health reasons. He was very faithful, serving as an Elder as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in both California and Oklahoma. He eagerly shared his belief with family, friends and everyone he could talk to about the Bible. He loved reading the Bible daily, especially his favorite scripture, John 5:28-29 about the hope of the resurrection.
His parents; two brothers, Cecil and Ray Stanley; and one half-sister, Ohio, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Vina Allen of Atoka; three sons, Ray Leon Allen and his wife, Marie, of San Jose, California, Steve Roy Allen and his wife, Anita, of Oklahoma City, and Jacob Robert Allen of Atoka; one daughter, Sharon Lynn Longwell and husband, Tim, of Atoka; two sisters, Christine Campbell of Atoka and Lois Jack and husband, Al, of Maysville, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two more due very soon, as well as other relatives and many friends.