James ‘Bert’ Allen

James “Bert” Allen, 74, of Belpre, died on Saturday (Oct. 26, 2013) at OSU Medical Center in Columbus. He was born in Bosic, N.C. on Dec. 26, 1938, a son of the late James and Marie (Davis) Allen.

Bert served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1964 in Vietnam and the Philippines. He retired from J&P Transportation in Apopka, Fla.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen (Elder) Allen; two sons, Scottie Jay Allen of TN, and Richard Wilcoxen, Jr. of MA; one daughter, Mindy Hergert of TN; one brother, Stanley Allen of FL; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the family to help with funeral expenses.

The funeral service will be Wednesday (Oct. 30) beginning at 2 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with the Rev. David Allen officiating. Burial will follow the service in Rockland Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday (Oct. 29) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.LeavittFuneralHome.com