Paul "Tony" Anthony Allen, 61 years old, beloved Father and Husband, passed away suddenly within a few days of becoming aware he was sick with several very serious illnesses, at 9:42 AM on March 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He entered this world on October 13, 1957, born to Shirley and Theodore Allen, in Gallup, NM. Paul honorably served in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER C.V.N. 69 as a Lithographer from 1977 to 1981.
Tony and Karen were married on August 11, 1979 for 38 years before his passing. All his life, no matter what their record, he was a die-hard LSU Tigers fan. He was employed, for 2 years until 1983, by Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's office once honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1981. He attended L.S.U. Police Academy Training during his time with them. He became employed by East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office as a Crime Scene Investigator with the Elite Crime Scene Investigating Unit. He was employed at the Baton Rouge Zoo, as a Zoo keeper and elephant trainer, while attending ITT Technical Institute. Acquired a degree from ITT Tech for instrumentation. He eventually moved his family to Virginia, and became involved with the U.S Naval Sea Cadet Corps, where he worked his way from Ensign to Lieutenant. He was employed with several fitness gyms around the DC area as a field service technician. For the last 18 months he was semi retired, enjoying the last few months of his life with is 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Karen Boudreaux Allen; daughter, Vikki Rose; Son: Preston Allen and daughter-in-law Kimberly Allen; 5 grandchildren, Scarlett "PawPaw's-Chick" Simmons, Demitry "Bugga" Simmons, Beauregard "Beaux-De-Fat" Simmons, Maycie "May Rae" Rae Allen and Parker "T-Boo" Quinn Allen; brother, Greg "Rip" Allen; sisters, Sandra "Dude" Stroughter, Theodora "Minnie" Mock and husband Allen and Mary Frances "LS" Wells and husband Bobby; and more nieces and nephews than he could ever count!
Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Shirley Allen; brother, Barry "Bud" Allen and Wife Hoda; and nephew, Gregory Michael "Goo" Allen.
Pallbearers will be Preston Allen, Nathan Lemoine, Sr., Nathan "Nate" Lemoine, Jr., Chris Jackson, Victor Mock and Robby Wells, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tony's 3 grandsons: Demitry "Bugga" Simmons, Beauregard "Beaux De-Fat" Simmons and Parker "T-Boo" Quinn Allen.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, La, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue along with the Funeral Ceremony at Baker Funeral Home, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 11:00 AM until the funeral service at 1:00 PM. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, in Baker, Louisiana.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and/or leave a personal message for the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com. There will also be a Guest Book present during the visitation and funeral Service on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I don't have the words to express it...just I love you all and feel your pain.
May God bless you and hold you up during this sad time.
Love, Janice, Hubie and family
JANICE BRANCHGreenwell Springs, LA
This still seems unreal and hard to take. I wish i could talk to you or text you with jokes and conversation about LSU one more time........so surreal but I'm working hard to make you and MOMO proud......rest easy my uncle/big brother.....
you will be missed....i love you ......PUG
RAMONA STRICKLAND, ZACHARY LA
RAMONA "PUG" STRICKLANDZachary, LA
Karen, Dude, Minnie, L.S., Greg, & Families,,
So sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts during this sad time.
Leslie & Family
Leslie Leonard FontenotBaton Rouge, LA
Because he lived closer than any of my other cousins, because we were only a year apart in age, and because my own brother was still too young, Tony and I spent much of our boyhood years together. We were both altar boys at St. Isidore, regularly serving at Mass together.
In those days, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office had a Junior Deputy Program, behind what was then Ryan Airport. Tony and I spent many Saturday mornings in the Junior Deputy hall playing pool, ping pong, and air hockey, while learning about gun safety and other programs. Under the supervision of the Sheriff’s Office, we would then hike back to the firing range where we each got 20 rounds a week, shooting .22 caliber rifles. Targets were scored for points toward marksmanship medals. In the summertime, the Junior Deputies Program had a Day Camp. They would load us up on an old Hotard charter bus and we would roll out filled with excitement to who knows where in the woods for a day of swimming in a nice pool. We came home wet and exhausted.
I spent a lot of nights at Tony’s house growing up. My house was full of girls, while he was the last one still in the nest. Aunt Shirley would let us stay up late on the weekends as long as we were quiet. And she always made sure to have Jiffy Brownie mix on hand. So, we would make up a pan of brownies, and watch Dr. Shock Theater until the TV station went off the air. Stations did that back in the day.
During the day, if the weather was nice, Aunt Shirley might come up with some chores for us to do together, like cleaning the yard, mowing, or trimming the Mimosa trees. If the weather was bad, we would hang around the house playing Yahtzee, Monopoly, or chess. And we would have to feed and clean up after Zsa Zsa and Eva. Sometimes we would walk over to Baker Junior High School and shoot basketball. Sometimes we would go down to the pond beside the Boy Scout Hut and go fishing. Tony had a nice little tackle box. He also had a Kodak Brownie camera. He loved taking pictures from an early age. At times, he would turn the den into a dark room, which was perfect because it had no windows. Under the glow of little red light bulbs, he taught me how to develop film into photographs. He was quite good at it. A few times, Greg and Bud would hire us to caddy for them at Greenwood Golf course. And for a short period of time we were even in Sea Cadets together.
For those few short years, Tony wasn’t just my friend, he was my best friend and a brother. Although our lives would take us down different paths beginning in high school and we drifted apart, my boyhood and my life were greatly enriched by the relationship we had. I’m so thankful for the part he played in my live. I regret that I didn’t try harder to keep in touch with him. Still, I loved him. Razor Blade
Randal ButcherHorn Lake, MS
My heartfelt condolences to you, Karen and family. My heart hurts for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers.
Melodie ParkerHughesville, MD
Dear Karen and Family, My heart breaks for you all. I can't imagine you loss and grief. I hope and pray that you can find comfort in happy memories. God Bless you all. Stacie and Family
Stacie FernandezBossier City, LA
RIP, Uncle. See you on the Otherside.
So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. My prayers are with you all.
Sandy Michelli SingletonDenton, TX
Sad to see such a wonderful soul has left this earth. Would like to extend my prayers to the family and friends for healing. I remember him fondly from high school.
Christine ColemanBaker, LA
I’m sorry to hear of your loss and my deepest condolences are extended to your family. An encouraging scripture that’s may help you through this time of great loss is Job 14:14, 15.