Mr. Robert “Buck” Lyndon Allen, 84, of Thornton passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Groesbeck.
Buck was born May 25, 1936 in Lost Prairie to R. C. and Lou Holder Allen. On August 11, 1956, he married Donna Marie Vest and they were happily married until her death in January of this year.
Buck started a career as a welder and pipeliner, an occupation that he thoroughly enjoyed. This field of endeavor gave him the opportunity to travel all around the country pipelining and meeting people and making new friends. He maintained many friendships with former employees of Brown and Root and Fluor Construction Company. Buck was also a member of the Pipelining Union # 798.
In his leisure time, Buck enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. Family was very important, and he loved to spend time with his kids, grandkids, and his angry little dog – Harley, who was his constant companion for over 19 years. Harley was a one-person dog and Buck got a kick out of him snapping at others who attempted to come close.
Buck was a member of the Living Proof Church of Groesbeck.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.C. and Lou Allen; his wife of 63 years, Donna Allen; grandson, Andrew Shockley; sister, Retha Spence; and his favorite dog, Harley.
Buck is survived by two daughters, Brenda McDaniel and husband, Charles of Groesbeck and Rhonda Yawn and husband, Carlton of Groesbeck; grandchildren, Charlie McDaniel, Rachel Newman and husband, Tim, Melody McDaniel, Elizabeth Shockley and Dustin Ferguson, Timothy Shockley and wife, Tammy, Corrina Yawn, Nicole St. John and husband Dakota; and 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2020 in the Lost Prairie Cemetery with Bro. John Caribin officiating.