ADOLPHUS ALLEN, the son of the late Joseph Allen Sr., & Mary Bell Allen, was born on October 24, 1930, in North Little Rock, Ark.
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Adolphus Allen departed this life at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital.
Adolphus (better known by family and friends as Doc), was the fourth of twelve children. He was educated in the North Little Rock Public Schools and later graduated from Dunbar Junior College with a degree in History.
He served in the US Army as a PFC from April 6, 1951, – March 14, 1953, with an honorable discharge.
At an early age, Adolphus confessed his faith in Christ at St. Stephens Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Sherman Redwood. He was a “loving and caring person.”
He enjoyed reading, repairing luggage and spending time with his family. Adolphus was employed by the Standard Luggage and Gifts. He later became the owner of Allen’s Luggage Repair.
Adolphus is preceded in death by four brothers; Joseph Allen, Lorenza Allen, Cledis Allen and Vernice Allen; three sisters; Juanita Alexander, Rodesta Gee and Katie Williams; one grandson, Hilary Guest, Jr.
Left to cherish his loving memories: his devoted wife of fifty years, George Jean Allen; nine children: Ragland Irby, Dwaine Irby (Alvelma), Patricia Guest, Ralph Jackson, Sr. (MiEsha), Louis Irby, Mattie Rhodes (Quenton), Robert Irby, Sr., Mary Allen-Rodger (Damian Sr.), and Dwight Rodgers; thirty-four grandchildren, and thirty-three great-grandchildren, two sisters: Berdener James and Carolyn Summons (Albert); one brother, Lenord Allen; god- daughters Rachel Willis, Margaret Marion and Andrea McClure; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family hour will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6-7 p.m., Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. (501) 372-1305.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 a.m., St. Stephens Baptist Church, 902 North “E” Street, North Little Rock, Ark.
Burial will be 1 p.m., at the Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery, 1501 Maryland, North Little Rock, Ark.