Kermit Allen, age 86, of Eagle Rock, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his home.
He was born July 26, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas, the only son of Kermit Allen, Jr. and Pauline (McGill) Allen. On July 25, 1956 he was united in marriage to Martha Ann Patterson, who preceded him in death in 1987. Later he married Terry Emery, who also preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Michael Allen in 2013.
Surviving are two daughters, Sallianne Allen of Eagle Rock, Missouri and Susan Hess of Ada, Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Patty Rhodes of Cassville, Missouri; two step-sons, Neal Puckett of Golden, Missouri and Lewis Puckett of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jacob and Micah Rose, Katlyn Rose, Sarah Olson and her husband Scottie, Adrian Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes and several great grandchildren.
Kermit grew up and received his education in Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from high school and was an all-star football and basketball player. He continued his passion for sports all his life. He was raised in humble conditions and put himself through college receiving his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. He began his career working in the Oil Fields in Odessa, Texas, entreprenerd his own small business, and worked up to President of a Worldwide Engineering Company, PB-KBB. Upon retirement he continued as a consultant. In 1990 he was inducted in the Who’s Who for his contributions and innovations in chemical engineering. For several years he resided in Oklahoma and was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Tulsa, coached high school basketball, volunteered, dedicating his time and energy to recovering alcoholics. After retiring to Eagle Rock, he became a member of the Cassville Golf Club and was an excellent golfer.
Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri.
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