December 25, 1945 – May 10, 2017

Leroy Allen, age 71, of Somerset, departed this life on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital.

Leroy was born on December 25, 1945 in Somerset, to the late Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Starnes Allen. Leroy worked for the city of Somerset for over 46 years. He loved spending time with his kids, and grandkids, and sitting on the porch swing with his grand dog “Chloe” after Sunday breakfast.

Leroy was a great, hardworking man. He put a tremendous amount of work, love, sacrifice, and effort into our lives. He didn’t care about himself; he lived for his kids and grandkids. He passed his strength down to us and now he’s living through all of us. Heaven didn’t gain an angel, heaven gained a hero. It’s not goodbye, it’s I’ll see you later.

He is survived by a son, Jimmy (and Donna) Abbott of Somerset; three daughters, JoAnn (and Scott) Snowden, Cathy (and Shawn) Compton, and Cindy Burton, all of Somerset; two brothers, Bobby (and Janice) Allen of Somerset, and James “Bimbo” Allen of Ferguson; six grandchildren, Maddy Snowden, Summer Abbott, Jordan Abbott, Kody Abbott, Tyler Compton, Trevor Compton; a great grandchild, Kaiden Mounce; and his grand dog, Chloe Marie Burton.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, William Allen; and three sisters, Mae Vaughn, Lois Allen, and Kathleen Woodall.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 14, 2017 after 5:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00am in Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Wiles officiating. Burial will be in the Somerset City Cemetery.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Leroy Allen.