Robert C. “Bob” Allen, 86, of Kuttawa died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at West Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson.

He retired as master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force with 26-plus years of service. He was a member of Kuttawa First Baptist Church.

Allen is survived by a daughter, Dawn M. (Jim) Wiseman of Birdseye, Indiana; three sons, Clay E. (Tami) Allen, Muldrow of Oklahoma, Michael B. Allen of Kuttawa and Brad B. (Tina) Allen Kuttawa; seven grandchildren, Marie (Dakota) Salisbury, Joshua (Alyssa) Allen, Shane (Kayla) Allen, Madison Allen, Landen Allen, Todd (Ashley) Figert, Samantha (Josh) Legate; seven great grandchildren, Tristan Smith, Rylee Smith, Scotty Salisbury, Aimie Salisbury, Hydee Allen, Haylee Allen, Cadance Allen; and two nieces, Donna Craft and Brynda Craft.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ruth Jones Allen.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Bro. Carl Nelson officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

“Hugs from Home” may be sent by 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) to be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support.