Billy George “Chip” Allen, 58, of Newton, passed away Saturday (Dec. 26 2009) at Newton Medical Center.
Chip was born on April 16, 1951 in Chanute, the son of Billy Gene and Adelle M. (Hall) Allen.
He graduated from Chanute High School and attended Kansas State University.
He was united in marriage to Brenda L. Olson on May 2, 1981, at High Prairie Church.
Chip worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years, the last 15 years as an engineer. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Local Engineers and Trainmen.
His interests throughout his life were riding Harleys, flying airplanes, fishing and boating. He loved sitting in his shop listening to music with his friends.
Along with his wife, Brenda, of the home, he is survived by his son Jared Allen of Newton; his daughter Kasey Allen of Newton; three grandchildren, Grace Allen, Bailey Allen and Hunter Allen, all of El Dorado; his mother, Adelle M. Allen of Humboldt; and a brother, Nick A. Allen of Chanute.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Gene Allen, and a sister, Tracey K. Allen.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Healing Center Church of God on 35th Street in Chanute. Burial will follow in the Neosho County Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute.
Memorials in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.