James ‘Bert’ Allen

James “Bert” Allen, 74, of Belpre, died Oct, 26, 2013, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born in Bosic, N.C., on Dec. 26, 1938, a son of the late James and Marie (Davis) Allen.

Bert served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1964 in Vietnam and the Philippines. He retired from J&P Transportation in Apopka, Fla.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen (Elder) Allen; two sons, Scottie Jay Allen of Tennessee and Richard Wilcoxen Jr. of Massachusetts; one daughter, Mindy Hergert of Tennessee; one brother, Stanley Allen of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.

Please make contributions to the family to help with funeral expenses.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with the Rev. David Allen officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rockland Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.leavittfuneralhome.com