Joe Allen

Died: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Funeral Service


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Location: Walters Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. Joe Allen age 70 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  He was retired from Norfolk-Southern after 30 years of service, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era, and was the Chairman of United Transportation Union, Local 1301 Trainmen.  Preceded in death by Parents, John and Carolyn Hayes Allen.


Survivors: Children, Son, Brad Allen, and Daughter, Jodi Parrish, and Husband, Ed; Grandchildren, Kaine and Maevry Parrish; Fiancé, Becca Taylor; Sister, Gypsy Harrill; Several other relatives and friends.


The family will gather to receive friends Saturday from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel.  The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St, New York, NY 10128-6804 or  Online condolences for Mr. Allen may be made at  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joe Allen. 

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Beth Jackson
   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
Jodi and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all!

Amanda Reynolds and Family
   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
Prayers for all the family esp children and grandchildren. Joe was a great friend to me and my family. There wasn't a time that he wasn't bragging and expressing his love for his kids and grandkids. He was so funny and caring. My kids thought so much of him (santa). We are heartbroken to hear of his passing. I know he is in heaven awaiting his families time to come home.

Billy and Betty Harrison
   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I have know Joe for over 30 years, thru RR and union
Work. He was a great friend and we would meet in Knoxville when I would be going thru.
He was highly respected by all the men that knew him. He will be missed .
Billy Harrison
Louisville, Ky.

   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
RIP my good friend. I will miss you.

Johnny Taylor, Jr.
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
I'm very sorry about your loss! I'll be praying for your entire family!
God Bless!

Bill Clevenger
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
I'm sorry to hear of Bubbles passing, he was a great friend and I always enjoyed working with him on the railroad. Prayers for all.

Gary Clinton
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
Fair winds and calm seas my brother. May God welcome you through the gates of heaven and you may rest for eternity. God bless you and your family. Semper Fi

   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
Sure do miss you and your laughter. Thanks for your friendship and brotherhood we shared when we were young.

Sue Banks
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
Judy,Brad, Jody,Gypsy, I am so sorry with this sad news. Joe was always so special to me and my mom. I know you will miss him so much. My prayers for you. Love you all, Suzy

Tim Kimbrough
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
I have many happy memories of Joe and the good times we shared. He will be sorely missed but I can still hear his laugh echoing everyday.

Todd & Sheri Butler
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
You and your family are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time. We love you and God Bless.

Maggie Hickman
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
My condolences to the children,grandchildren and many friends Joe had. And I'm so sorry for the lady Becca, that loved him. He was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was always helping people when they were in need and never thinking about it twice. He loved his kids and grand children more than anything. He had a big laugh and was full of jokes and crazy pranks. May God give you the rest and peace you so deserve. Until we meet again my good friend.

Bobbie Pyle Gizey
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Dear, dear Joe, I haven't seen you since we graduated high school but oh those memories! You had the best sense of humor and the most beautiful smile. I remember that dark blue cap (I called it a beanie and you were disgusted,lol) you always wore. Rest easy my friend, You will be missed.