HOUSTON – Walter Morris “W. M.” Allen Jr., 87, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home in Houston. He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Chickasaw County to Walter Morris Allen Sr. and Alma Lee Cox Allen. He was a retired farmer, a welder for B&W in West Point, a WWII Army veteran, and a member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Brock officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Hortense Nichols Allen of Houston; his daughters, Ester and Colvin Mann of Terry and Judy Harrison of Houston; his sons, Ricky and Carol Allen of Houston and Keith and Rhonda Allen of Pontotoc; his grandchildren, Merritt Mann, Christi and Barry Kelly, Brian and Audrey Harrison, Tiffany Harrison, Cody Allen, Rob and Adria Allen, Christy and Ken Blakeney, Chasity and Jamey Halfacre and Dustin Griggs; his great-grandchildren, Koty Davis, Hannah, Noah, Jacob and Gabriel Mann, Alyssa, Shane and Cade Kelly, Jacob, Joel and Kaiya Harrison, Ethan and Layla Griggs, Hunter and Conner Griggs, Ken and Harley Blakeney, and Madison, Brayden and Tanner Allen; his niece, Patty Bowers; and his special caregivers, Jamisha Walker, Wanda Story and Heidi Cummins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Walter Nichols Allen; and his grandson, Jack Douglas Mann.
Pallbearers are Brian Harrison, Cody Allen, Rob Allen, Merritt Mann, Barry Kelly, Shane Kelly, Dustin Griggs and Jacob Harrison.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Enon Cemetery Fund, c/o Leon Hollingsworth, 104 N. Huddleston St., Houston, MS 38851.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.