Stephen Randolph Allen passed away peacefully at his home in Savoy on September 17, 2022 at the age of 79. He was born February 27, 1943 in Marion, Indiana to Charlotte Bernitha (Tuttle) and Owen Burl Allen.
After graduation he married his high school sweet heart Saundra (Weaver) on June 23, 1962. They had five children together, Paula, Cathy, Tammera, Debra, and Stephen. They enjoy 42 years together until her death in 2007. He then met his new love Regina Besario and her son Carl Besario and they were married on September 22, 2012 in Savoy, Texas.
Stephen served in the U.S. Navy, with 27 years of service (AMS1, First Class). While serving in Vietnam he was a E6 Airplane Mechanic, and a Range Master at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, worked at the fuel farm on base. He also worked to get his gunsmithing certification while enlisted. Some of his many accomplishments: Purple Heart recipient, Good Conduct awards, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Expert Pistol Shot Medal, Expert Rifle Shot Medal, and Vietnam Humane Civil Action Ribbon.
Upon retirement, he continued with his passion of guns. He opened his own gun shop-Allen’s Gunsmithing- until his health declined. Stephen was well known within the gun community for his gunsmithing talents, knowledge, and skills.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlotte and Owen Allen; wife, Saundra Allen; daughter, Cathy Adams; brothers, Raymond Allen, and Robert Allen; granddaughter, Lisa Sanders.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Allen; children, Paula Baldwin and husband Gerald, Tammera Holland and husband Rick, Debra Bigart and husband Todd, Stephen M. Allen and wife Amber, and Carl Besario; brother, Richard Allen and wife Alberta; grandchildren, Melissa Bellew, Danielle Harbin, Zachary Young, Taylor Young, Rebecca Adams, Hunter Adams, Camron Holland, Skylor Holland, Wesley Holland, Ruger Allen, Dodge Allen, Paige Garcia, James Allen; and 18 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Mullican Little Funeral Home 754 State Hwy 56 E. Bells, Texas 75414. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Mullican Little Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hebron Cemetery in Bells.