Joseph Allen, Sr., 74

Mr. Joseph Allen, Sr. of Bealsville, Florida, affectionately known as Joe, was born on October 13, 1945 in Tampa, Florida. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. He attended Hillsborough County Schools where he graduated from Middleton High School. Upon graduation, Joseph enlisted in the United States Army where he was honorably discharged. Shortly after, he found his passion and made his career choice as a Bus Operator for Hart (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority) until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his father, Late Rayford Allen Sr., mother, Geraldine Allen, brother, Rayford Allen Jr., and sister, Jewel Allen.

He leaves to cherish his memory, Life Partner, Kimberly Everett; children, Joseph Allen Jr. (Tia), Zsantel Allen (Charles Sr.), Ceclia Allen, Kiauna Andre, and Charnese Augustin; God children, Marcus Boderick, Benjamin Boderick, and Adrain Hicks; grandchildren, Benjamin Forte, Ja’Naye Allen, Jomara Allen, Sonjae Miller, Aariontae Brown, Ikera Johnson, Tiara Brown, Re’Jai Anderson, Charles Hester Jr., Journee Hester, Cameron Austin, Chaz Harris, Isaiah Andre, and Philippe Augustin III; great grandchildren, Logan Forte, Samuel Allen, Jakobi Desroches, and Aydin Anderson; sisters, Blanche A. Turner (Cooper Jr.), Annie Belle Morris, and Annie Allen; brother, Edgar R. Allen ( Sonia); nieces and nephews, Cooper Turner III ( Roslyn), Christopher Turner (Bettye), Cicely Turner, Andrea Jackson (Kenyatta ), Rayford B. Allen III, Danielle Gilmore (Donovan), and Minister Frederick Morris; great nieces and nephews, Chelsea, Cierra, Caleb, Cooper IV, and Caylin Turner, Craig, Rayford IV, Myan, Zen, and Cameron Allen, Denise, Donovan and Daniel Gilmore, and a host of other loving family and friends.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Oldham Funeral Home.