William Ray Allen died September 2, 2012

William Ray Allen the son of John Allen and Ester Poole Allen was born in Boynton, Oklahoma on March 19, 1932 and passed away at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 2, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Mr. Allen was a machinist. He had worked for Timex Corporation in Little Rock and Baptist Health in Heber Springs in the maintenance department. His religious belief was Baptist and he enjoyed working in his yard. He had been a resident of Heber Springs for the past 20 years and had prior lived in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He had been employed by Independence Case Management taking care of his two sons. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jack Allen, a sister Gay Reed and a son Samuel Andrew Allen. Survivors are his wife Shirley Ann Poole Allen of Heber Springs, daughter Bonnie Rae Allen, three sons Billy Ray Allen, Bobby Ray Allen and Steven Anthony Allen and wife Tonya, five brothers, John Allen, Richard Allen, Clark Allen, Jim Allen and Tim Allen, three sisters Cindy Allen, Darlene Schrtebner and Candace Hieght, and three grandchildren RaeAnn Carman and husband Nathan, Nickki Vandiver and Kristin Allen besides other relatives and many friends. The family is planning a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation Arrangements by Family Funeral Service, 100 West Searcy Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543 501 362-2088. www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com