ALLEN James Clinton
Jim was born as James Clinton Allen to Ralph and Hazel Mae Allen on 2-16-1932 in Watertown Ctr./Millington, Mich. He married Roberta Lou Shaver on September 16, 1950. Together they had 9 children starting with James, Victor, Pamela, Marcia, Douglas, Patrick, Scott, Cynthia and Gregory.
Jim also had 5 siblings, 3 brothers all deceased and 2 sisters still living. They are Charles, Juanita, Virgil, Ruth Ann and Donald.
He currently has 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. After marriage to Roberta he has a host of different jobs/employers. But his real love was automotive bump and paint; both at home and for various companies for several years before going to work at General Motors Fisher Body in Pontiac, Michigan where he worked in the paint department. Most of all, his career at GM before retiring in 1987 with 25 years seniority. He loved to hunt and fish when ever he could get away or fit it into his schedule, as it’s a tough thing to do once your retired!
In 2006, he had a bout with some oral cancer on the roof of his mouth. He had surgery and took several months to heal up but basically it all went well with no more issues.
For about the last 5 years he had pretty much resorted to reading a lot of Louis La’More cowboy books, watching TV with the volume on 100. Wow! He also loved feeding and watching his birds out the back window.
Dad truly loved all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved seeing them come and sometimes loved seeing them go. Grandparents! They loved to spoil those grandkids, then send them home…
Dad especially had a special place in his heart for great grandchild Dominic. Dad loved having him around, and I believe Dominic loved being with grandpa, grandma and old brown dog – Hunter. Hunter also truly loved dad…
In Nov. 2014 dad ended up in the hospital where he received a pace maker then 60 days in rehab. Shortly after that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer and has since had 3 bladder cancer surgeries. It is believed that this bladder cancer had spread to his colon eventually contributing to his death. On June 3, 2017 at home in his own bed, with lots of family member present. It was a sad moment.
But through it all, dad received Jesus as his Lord and Savior on September 23, 2015. So please, join with us in celebration that he’s not here, but has gone to be with Jesus Christ in Heaven.
Praise the Lord and Amen…
Family will receive friends Thursday, June 8th 3:00 – 9:00 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON 8909 Dixie Highway.
Friday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. at The River Church 8393 E. Holly Rd.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Love you dad with all my heart, you will truely be missed. So sorry for the pain you have felt these last few years, and exspecially the last two weeks, you are now in the arms of the Lord, no more pain. We will all be fine, and take care of mom. But you will never be forgotten.
Jim, My condolences on the loss of your father, may God bless you and your family during this storm time.
Nancy and Sonny Grappin
Dear Jim, Kathy and Family, So sorry for the loss of your father.
May your father be remembered in all those wonderful memories and good times he shared with each and everyone of you!
May peace be with all of you and comfort you to know, he is no longer in any pain. God Bless
Charlene Woody- Garcia
He was a great person. I worked with him and we all ways laugh and he told jokes. He will be missed. Maybe he will see my brother Mother and Father. His sole is with our Lord and Savior.
He was a Great person and friend.
God Bless the family and my prayers go out to you all.
Friend as co worker Charlene
Jim, remember God brings storms for our growth. He doesn't forget us during these storms but meets us in those storms. Just as he met Peter in the middle.