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Robert C. "Bobby" Allen

October 11, 1927 April 1, 2018
Robert C. "Bobby" Allen
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Robert C. “Bobby” Allen, age 90, of Lexington, formerly of Morehead, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at The Willows at Citation in Lexington.

He was born October 11, 1927, in Morehead, a son of the late John A. and Eva Sexton Allen. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, and his wife, Martha Teater Allen.

Bobby is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Allen (Jay) Cornett and H. Lee Allen of Morehead; extended family; and many dear friends.

He attended University Breckinridge, graduated from the University of Kentucky, and served in the U.S. Army 1946-47 and the U.S. Air Force from 1951-53. A 1st Lieutenant, he was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal Japan. Following his graduation from U.K., Bobby joined his brother “Hoodie” as a partner and the two operated Allen’s IGA from 1951 to 1989. From 1989 the grocery operated under another name until Allen’s IGA reopened in 2012 in the same West Main Street location. The Allens were known for their superb customer service, strong work ethic and community involvement. In addition to the original grocery, two other stores were opened: Allen’s IGA on East Main Street and Allen’s IGA in Olive Hill. The Morehead Plaza, a shopping center adjacent to the West Main Street IGA, was also developed.

Bobby was an ardent supporter of the community and Morehead State University. Always promoting scholarship with charitable contributions, he especially appreciated the MSU Foundation and the Breckinridge School Society. In addition to serving on various boards, he was a former member of Morehead City Council and a former owner of Cave Run Marina.

Bobby was a member of the First Christian Church of Morehead and in later years attended church in Lexington.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Lee Cemetery with his nephew Bill Alex Allen presiding. Full military honors will be conducted by Morehead American Legion Post 126.

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is caring for arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Lee Cemetery

Lee Cemetery Road
Morehead, KY 40351

Lee Cemetery
Lee Cemetery Road Morehead 40351 KY
United States

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Lee Cemetery Road
Morehead, KY 40351

Lee Cemetery Road Morehead 40351 KY
United States

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