Charlie Tomas Allen, Sr. was born on April 17, 1948 and went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2012. He was a loving father and a dear friend. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Charlie T. Allen, Jr. and two granddaughters; Cheyanne and Cassie Allen. He is survived by his children; Chris Allen, Chet Allen, Cynthia White (Allen), Leiza McBride (Allen) and Silver Allen. He is also survived by many brothers, sisters and six grandchildren. He was a collector of many things, one particular hobby was his Tonka Trucks. He always had a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. To him age was just a number because he was truly a kid at heart. As his children, we thank God for blessing us with him as not only as our father but also as our friend. He will be greatly missed.