Osie Dwight Allen was born Jan. 23, 1950 in Oakwood, Texas to the parents of Joe Nathan and Roberta G. Williams Allen. He was the youngest of 16 children.
Osie was raised in Oakwood and graduated from Dunbar High School in 1968 in Oakwood. He furthered his education by attending Navarro College for two years.
He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Andrew Chapel. He later united with Peaceful Rest in Moody, Texas.
He married Patricia Henderson.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served 10 years. He worked for Haliburton and Walmart in Palestine, Texas and was the owner of Allen Catfish. He also had various other jobs.
On May 24, 2013 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple,Osie Allen passed away.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Roberta Allen; sisters, Barbara Johnson, Evelyn Lewis, Patricia Lewis, Pearl Ruth Lewis, Joe Etta Johnson, Ida Bostic; brothers, Joe Allen Jr., McKinney Allen, Marvin Henry and James Henry.
Those left to remember sweet memories are: wife, Patricia Henderson Allen of Moody; two sons, Ronald Carter of Dallas and Jonathan Allen of Denton; four daughters, Tracie (Marcus) Chappel of Duncanville, Devie Allen of Moody, Tricia (Michael) Lowe of Moody, Jasminn (Adolphus) Moore of Little Elm; three brothers, Cain (Audrey) Allen of Corpus Christi, Joe (Velma) Cunningham of Fort Worth, Ira (Jean) Bostic of Houston; sister, Irene Brown of Fort Worth; aunt, Ersline Williams of Palestine; uncle, Lewis Inge of Moody; 15 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Henry of Palestine; in-laws, Ernestine Henry of Houston, Geraldine Allen of Oakwood; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Andrew Chapel Baptist Church in Oakwood. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peaceful Rest Baptist Church in Moody. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Emanuel Funeral Home in Palestine.