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Roosevelt Allen Sr.

January 30, 1937 — December 9, 2020

Odessa, Texas

To everything there is a season: and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 - Roosevelt Allen Sr. was born to his parents Mr. Howard & Mrs. Lelar Brown Allen on January 30, 1937 in Bartlett, Texas (Williamson County). He attended school there until junior high school. The death of his father caused his mother to move the family to Roswell, NM. There he attended Roswell High School and played football. He was employed at the Feed & Alfalfa Mill while there. He got married and 4 children were born. He later moved to Odessa, Texas and Doris walked into his life, and they were married in 1963 and remained a couple until his death December 9, 2020. He was a small business owner from the 60’s. He never met a stranger and could tell you about every fish he ever caught. His hobbies were fishing, Bar-B-Quing, listening to old blues music and trying to play a guitar. He was big on fishing and would get everybody together on Friday and head for a hole of water. If his kids were great, his grand kids were greater. They were the apples of his eyes. He only had one sister but when he married Doris, he gained Carolyn, Mary, Jackie, Linda, Charlotte and Janice. He gained brothers in Warren, Cornell, Clifton, Mitch and Willie. A Time for God - He joined Bethel Baptist Church in the 1970’s. He remained a member until his death. A Time to Die - He passed away peacefully at his home on December 9, 2020. A Time of Parting - He departed from a wife of 57 years and 11 months. He leaves in God’s care one daughter Donna Allen Hill (Billy); his sons Michael Allen (Maria) of Greenwood; Roosevelt Allen Jr. (Yolanda), Otis Allen, Russell Allen and Jimmy Allen. He leaves behind Donald Jeffery of Snyder, Cedric Thornton of San Angelo and Lorenzo Wafer of Odessa, Texas as special children. There are 27 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. One daughter Lisa Allen preceded him in death as was one son Emmett Maxwell, stepson Johnny Pride, 3 grand- children as well as his parents Mr. Howard and Mrs. Lelar Allen; two brothers Howard and Earnest and sister Almrethy Allen.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

1:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Martinez Funeral Home Chapel

1040 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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