C. G. (Buck) Allen was born on a Wednesday, November 20, 1935 at his home in Grand Saline, Texas to Clarence B. and Gladys Allen. He went to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Keene, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Oliver Huston Allen and Joe C. Allen; grandmothers, Maggie Jones and Mamie Abbot Allen; father, Clarence B. Allen; mother, Gladys Allen; brothers, Troy Allen, Willard Allen; sisters, Dorothy Allen Howard, Doris Allen Christopher, Joyce Allen Coulson, Peggy Allen Mabry; son, Troy Allen; and grandchildren, Dustin Essary and Matthew Allen.
His survivors include: brothers, Louie Ray Allen (Tink) and Etta Allen Catlett; children, Denise Allen and Earl Allen; grandchildren, Shawna Boyett (husband Rob), Alicia Soto (husband, Francisco), Amanda Thornton (husband, Allen), Violet Chastain, Amy Vaughn (husband, Doug) and Tausha Kebsbach; great grandchildren, Jordan Essary, David Soto (wife Nohelly) Luis Soto, Adrian Soto, Alexis Chastain, Anthony Chastain, Emma Thornton, Mason Thornton, Sophia Thornton, Maddie Boyett, Megan McCrea, Avery Vaughn; great great grandchild, Berlin Essary.
We called him Papa, he loved fishing, gardening, working with his cows, each one had a name, his dogs and cat would all follow him everywhere. He had a knack for training animals to do what he told them. He loved to go to rodeos, eat catfish, he could cook catfish and BBQ that would melt in your mouth. When he was young he had a pet skunk, yes, it was de-scented, it would ride in his car everywhere. He said it was funny because when he pulled up somewhere people would scatter. He worked for the City of Dallas Sanitation Department. Only having a 6th grade education he worked all the way up in his department to Supervisor. He also delivered Meals on Wheels and sold his vegetables at a local market in Cleburne, Texas. When he could he liked going to garage sales he could get any price down, he loved to go to the park in Cleburne just to hangout with his beloved dog Snoopy. Snoopy was with him to the end of life, and will be with him in eternity.
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