Carl E. Allen, 71, of Mineral Wells, died April 20, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 17, 1942, in Walker, W.Va., a son of the late Clarence A. and Hallie J. Metz Allen.
He was a retired Wood County school bus driver. His most recent employment was with Tractor Supply in Pettyville, and Carl was so thankful for the wonderful people there. The time and gifts they gave showed their loving kindness and friendship for Carl, and he was very grateful for everything they have done. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything that had to do with old muscle cars.
He is survived by his daughter, Carla E. Allen; sons, Mark E. Allen (Lori), Matthew E. Allen (Kathy) and Samuel W. Allen and daughter, Brandy L. Allen, all of Parkersburg; son, Timothy L. Allen of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Jade Brooks (Adam), Chelsie Allen, Jacob M. Allen and Ella R. Allen; and siblings, Dorothy J. Patterson, Harold E. Allen, Betty L. Kelley, Mary S. Williams, Jack W. Allen, Paul D. Allen and Alice M. Allen.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by a brother, James C. Allen.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be at Cooley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m Monday.
The family would like to give a very special thanks to Melissa Allen, Carl's niece, for her dedication and special care for Carl.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfueralhome.com