Truman “Stub” Allen, 96, was born in 1923 in Roswell. He passed in his home Sunday, January 12, 2020 of natural causes.
Stub was married to Billie Jo and raised four children who survive him; his one son Clayton; two daughters Elaine and Darla Jo; his first wife and lifetime friend Billie Jo Allen. His family grew bigger with 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Also surviving him are many nieces and nephews in NM, AZ and OK.
He was a WWII veteran where he served in the Philippines in the Core of Engineers building roads.
Stub worked several ranches around Roswell area. He roughnecked in Lovington and Hobbs, moved back to Roswell where he had dump trucks working for the highway department. He then moved to Olton, TX to ride pens for a feedlot then to Hereford, TX for the feed pens. Stub returned to Roswell when he started his cutting business. He cut corn throughout Roswell, Estancia, Del City, TX, Anthony, TX and Oklahoma. Stub went to Australia to build an irrigation system. He then started racing horses full time, first as an owner then owner/trainer. Stub raced at Ruidoso Downs, Sunland Park, Albuquerque, Hobbs, Chicago and Arizona. He loved to play dominoes, 84, 42 but was happiest when working.
Truman is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Bob and Martin Allen; son Jay Allen and his second wife Diane.
Dad was saved and knew he was going to Heaven, he will be cremated per his wishes and his final resting place will be in Ruidoso Downs.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Roswell Baptist Church with Pastor David Walden officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clayton Martin, Joel Martin, Truman Armstrong and Ryan Perry.
A special thanks to Comfort Keepers and Kindred Hospice. As a young boy dad knew hunger. If so moved, please donate to the Community Kitchen.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.