ALLEN, KENNETH ARNOLD Kenneth Arnold (Turk) Allen went to be with Jesus, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 3:30pm at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Fl. Ken was born in Fork Ridge, Tennessee on February 20, 1933. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, June (Shiflet) Allen, four daughters, Vanessa (Thomas) Edington, Lafayette, In., Arlene Grady, Sandi (Jerry) Mercado, and Starla (Milton) Brinson all of Hawthorne, Fl. One foster son, Angel (Julio) Gomez, Palatka, FL. He was a proud grandfather to nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren whom he had adorable nick names for. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister and 2 great grandbabies. Ken was an avid sportsman and he loved his Florida Gators. Rarely was he ever seen without some form of Gator memorabilia. Ken was also a member of The American Legion, Post 230. He loved to play golf and was out on the course every chance he got. Hours of Visitation are from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Living Hope Family Worship Center in Florahome, Fl. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00pm. The service will be officiated by the Reverends David Spedden and Chip Miller. Burial will follow at Hawthorne Cemetery, Hawthorne, FL. Friends and family will be received at The Methodist Fellowship Hall following the burial services. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL.
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