Dr. Thomas L. Allen
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL for Dr.Thomas LeClair "Clair" Allen, 90, of Greenville, MS.
He died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Provision Living in Hattiesburg, MS.
Dr. Allen was a native of Caney Springs, TN, moving with family to Birmingham, AL where he graduated from Woodlawn High School. He graduated from Auburn University with his D.V.M. in 1950. He practiced in Memphis, TN for 2 years before moving in 1952 to Greenville, MS where he joined Allen Animal Hospital which became Allen & Allen Animal Hospital and in 1981 became Allen & Griffin Animal Hospital. Dr. Allen was an active member of First Baptist Church in Greenville, MS where he served as a deacon, was a past Chairman of Deacons and active in the television ministry. He served as past president of Greenville Rotary Club having 55 years of perfect attendance. He was a member and past president of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association and was chosen as Veterinarian of the year in Mississippi in 1994. Dr. Allen was an honor roll member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the American Animal Hospital Association since 1955. He was the first president of the PTO at Washington School in Greenville, MS. He also served on the Advisory Committee of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. In 2007, he received an Angel Among Us award along with his wife, Martha Allen. He was a resident of Provision Living in Hattiesburg, MS for seven years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ward Allen; parents, Harris Morton Allen and Mary Clair Hardison Allen and two sisters, Gene Hall and Rachael Allen.
He is survived by two daughters, Janis Barnes (Joel) of Hattiesburg, MS and Cheryl Polk (Wayne) of Meridian, MS; one son, Wayne Allen (Peggy) of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Dorothy Wilson (Ray) and Corrine Averitt; grandchildren, Jim Barnes (Kelsey), Gina Barnes Smith (Todd), Craig Allen (Katherine), Cody Allen (Aubrey), and Ashlyn Allen and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to: B Noble Farms Foundation for Rescued Animals, 529 Country Club Road, Argyle, TX 76226 or Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS is in charge of arrangements.