Larry Allen, pastor of the Sardinia, Ohio, Church of the Nazarene, passed away November 29. He was 64.
Born June 29, 1952, in Cabin Creek, Kentucky, he was the son of Nelson and Opal (Applegate) Allen. Larry earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Vernon Nazarene College (now University) in 1977.
Later that year, he accepted his first pastorate at the Clinton, Missouri, Church of the Nazarene. Larry served there two years before moving to Indiana, where he pastored the Jeffersonville First Church of the Nazarene from 1979 to 1987 and the Chandler Church of the Nazarene from 1987 to 1990. Other pastorates included the Cattlesburg Southside Church of the Nazarene in Kentucky and Batavia Community Church of the Nazarene in Ohio. Larry began pastoring the Sardinia church in 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela (Conner) Allen; daughter, Kami Owen and husband, Mark; son, Anthony Allen and wife, Maria; three brothers, Bruce and wife, Linda, James and wife, Becky, and Mike and wife, Marla; two sisters, Donita Kimberly and husband, Danny, and Brenda Gray and husband, Rodney; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and other family members.
Besides his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Faye (Edward) Laub.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. December 3 at Sardinia Church of Christ with a funeral immediately following. Charles Roberts and Robert Mahaffey will officiate. Interment will be in the Sardinia Cemetery in Sardinia, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio, is serving the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sardinia Church of Nazarene, 133 Sardinia Mowrystown Road, Sardinia, Ohio 45171.