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 Joseph Homer Allen
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Joseph Homer Allen Decatur - Joseph Homer Allen, 84, of Decatur died Sept. 11, 2004. Visitation will be at noon Wednesday with the funeral and burial following at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home and Roselawn Cemetery, the Rev. Bryan Lakey officiating. Mr. Allen served in World War II with the U.S. Army. Marshall Space Flight Center designated Mr. Allen a charter member and during his 37 years there worked on proj- ects ranging from the Nike Missile, the Redstone Rocket, the Space Shuttles and the Hubble Space Telescope. At Lockheed, he worked on the ramp to the C-130 to ensure its airtightness. He served as a Scoutmaster to Troop 301 and volunteered with the U.S. Jus- tice Department assisting mi- norities and the poor to attain the right to vote in the 1960s. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Mary Horton Allen; three sons, Terry Joseph Stewart and his wife and children of Boca Raton, Fla., Joseph Da- vid Allen of Owens Cross Roads, and Anthony Wayne Allen and his wife Ann of De- catur, and their children, Bri- an Wayne Allen of Hartselle, and Michael Curtis Allen of Maryland, and step-grandchildren, Carl Dewayne San- ford and Lisa Owens of Deca- tur; one daughter, Andrea Muriel Allen and her husband Jack Richards of Tucker, Ga.; In addition, other children were very special to him.



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