Bernard F. Allen, 53, Shelbyville, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, December 28, 2010.
He was a graduate of Shelby County High School where he excelled in football, winning a scholarship to Kentucky State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired as a boiler operator at Naval Ordinance. He was a Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Allen, Jr. and one brother, Lindsey F. Allen.
Survivors include his mother, Rose A. Allen, one brother, David F. Allen and one sister, Janelda Jean Allen Dawkins, all of Shelbyville and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2010 at Bethel A.M.E. Church. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Webb Funeral Home. Rev. Robert M. Marshall, Sr. will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at www.morton-beckley.com.
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