Delbert Allen was born March 6, 1931 in Amarillo, Texas to Dewey and Angus Allen. From the time he was born, until his death, he lead a remarkable and blessed life. He and his siblings: Dean, Duke, and Nadine grew up during the Great Depression. They lived through a tuberculosis outbreak where he and his brothers had to be quarantined in a tuberculosis camp. Life was hard for Delbert and his childhood family, but they were never without food or a shelter.
Soon after the seventh grade, Delbert began working along side his brothers and father scrapping metal, harvesting wheat, picking fruit, and any other jobs available. Not only did he work odd jobs to help provide for his family, he also tended to his other various chores common to his rural lifestyle. He and his family worked hard to build his two bedroom home, where they lived for many years.
Through the years he remained close with his twin brother Duke and his sister Nadine until their passing. He found work with Whit Builders Supply as a tile setter, a life-long occupation, often as a contractor. In 1949, he married Kewpie Craig and bought a house on Prospect Street where they raised their son Ron. Although they tried to make it work, they went their separate ways.
Although Delbert lived the life of a rebel, on many occasions he has been noted as someone you could always count on and he tried his best to do right by people. He was loved by many and was known to be a good person and great company. Delbert, even when his life long friend Pauline disapproved, could honky-tonk and brighten up the room. The two had their differences when it came to religion, but Pauline always carried hope and love in her heart for him. Delbert was not without sin but nor was he without kindness. He was not a deeply religious man but if he were to recite a quote from scripture, it would be Corinthians 15:10 "But by the grace of God, I am what I am."
Graveside service will be held on Monday October 19, 2020 @ 11:00am at Llano Cemetery.
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