Joe Barton Allen, 70, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Maury Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Allen was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Robert Harvey and Nannie Belle Barton Allen. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Cuban Crisis. He was a military reporter for the Stars & Stripes newspaper. He was the owner of JACO Company and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Judi Boone Allen of Lewisburg; son, Chris Allen of Peachtree City, Ga.; daughter, Ginny Smith of Smyrna; sister, Nancy Collins of Lewisburg; four brothers, Dan Allen, Hugh Allen, and Artie Allen, all of Lewisburg, and James Harold Allen of Memphis; and four granddaughters.
Mr. Allen's body was cremated. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, March 10, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692; the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Rd, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215-3339; or the American Cancer Society, c/o Susan Boatright, 2382 Lynnville Hwy, Cornersville, TN 37047.