Johnnie Ray Allen

Johnnie Ray Allen, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was born February 1, 1952, in Nella, Arkansas to John and Bertha Allen. Johnnie was a forklift driver for Nidec for 48 years. He enjoyed deer hunting and watching Allen Boys Racing. Johnnie was very attached to his Jeep lovingly referring to it as “his baby”. Above all, he was a well provider for his family whom he loved dearly. He will be missed.

Johnnie is survived by his son, Steve Allen and wife Renea; daughter, Jessica Austin and husband Johnny; sister, Nadine Smith; grandsons, Dakota Allen and fiancé River Carbone and Jarrett Smith; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha Allen; wife, Brenda Allen; sisters, Reba Watts and Faye Curry; brother, Tommy Allen; granddaughter, Breanna Allen.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, September 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas with Brother Scott Jones and Brother Jon Daniels officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. In case of rain, services may be moved to the Beasley-Wood Chapel.

Family request that mask be worn.

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