A funeral service for Marvin “Doc” Robert Allen, HMC USN Ret, age 86, formerly of Lahoma will be Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Anderson-Burris Chapel with Rev. Steve Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Meno, with full military honors by the U.S. Navy, under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, Enid.
Doc was born on November 15, 1925 in Coldwater, Kansas to Howard and Gladys (Smith) Allen and passed away on October 28, 2012 in Maysville, Missouri.
Marvin served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. On November 27, 1947, he married Fae Joan Chappell in Lahoma, Oklahoma. To this union three children were born. He and his family lived all over the United States during his Naval Career. Doc was a Boy Scout Leader. Following his retirement from the Navy, they moved back to Lahoma. Marvin worked various jobs and retired from Mack Oil. After his retirement Doc returned to school and became an ordained minister.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years, Fae Joan Allen; four brothers, Royce, Lennis, Delbert, Vernon; five sisters, Mildred Hackney, June Walton, Vonnie Roth, Evelyn Koehn and Dorothy Montgomery.
He is survived by his sister, Melva Fae Unruh; children, Delbert Rex Allen, Katherine Sue McGarry, and Mark Louis Allen; grandchildren, Shannon Machelle McGarry, Ugene Delbert-Lee Allen, Azarias Lyle Allen, Austin Louis Allen, Caleb Kyle Allen, Sarah K. Bruce, and seven great grandchildren.
Memorials are to Lahoma First Baptist Church.