Millard "Big Daddy" Filmore Allen, Jr.

Tuesday 11th of July 1933 - Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Millard "Big Daddy" Filmore Allen, Jr.

Services

Visitation

Nov 5, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Clergy Rev. Tonya Jennings Kenner

Funeral Ceremony

Nov 5, 2019 (1:00 pm )

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Millard “Big Daddy” Filmore Allen, Jr.,  86, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on October 30, 2019.  Millard was born on July 11, 1933 in Brodhead, Kentucky to the late Millard Filmore Allen, Sr., and Anna Jufer Allen.  He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired Associate Dean of the University of Kentucky.  Millard was also a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Lexington, and attended Wake Forrest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He was a member of the Civil War Round Table, The Kentucky Historical Society and The Smithsonian Society.  He was also an avid UK Sports Fan. 

Millard was preceded in death by his daughter; Jennifer Jane Allen, a brother; John P. Allen and a sister; Pauline Wright.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years; Betsy Pinnix Allen, two grandchildren; Marygrace Labosky and Emily Page Labosky.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Milward-Southland Drive, (391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY  40503).  The Funeral service will begin at 1:00pm.  Reverend Tonya Jennings Kenner will officiate.  Burial with military honors will follow the service at the Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Jennifer Allen Scholarship Fund, (Davidson County Community College, P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC  27293).   www.dcccfoundation.org

Betsy always said, “If every man in the world was like “Big Daddy”, the world would be a better place.”

Guest Book

Elizabeth Allen Tracy

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Aunt Betsy, All sorts of thoughts have run through my mind this week about both of you. I remember staying with you and Uncle Millard and you all taking me to Joyland Park. I remember going through the tunnel of love with Uncle Millard, I've been thinking about him walking me down the aisle when I got married. So many good memories...you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers today especially. Love, Elizabeth

2 weeks ago

Carol Labosky

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So sorry for your loss. He was a good man and will be missed. Praying for you and the girls.

2 weeks ago

Rose Durham

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Aunt Betsy No words can express the sorrow for your loss. Uncle Millard was a good and decent man. Loved his stories and his big smile.. Prayers for peace and comfort for you, Marygrace and Emily

2 weeks ago

Charlene Parker

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Betsy, sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time of loss. Your neighbor, Charlene a Parker

2 weeks ago