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E. E. "Junior" Allen

October 19, 1927 — March 4, 2015

E.E. Allen, Jr., better known to his friends as Junior Allen, was born October 19, 1927 in a log cabin located in Peach Creek, a small farm and ranch community just south of College Station, Texas. The Lord called him to leave behind this earthly world on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the age of 87. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota, Texas. Rev. Harold “Toby” Barker will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Junior was one of eight children born to Ebbie E. Allen, Sr. and Ida Lena Marquart Allen. He is survived by his sister Barbara Ann Albrecht of Jacksonville, Texas and sister-in-law Ruth Allen of College Station, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In the early 70’s, Junior Allen and one of his dearest friends, Marshall Crenshaw, began a small weekly rodeo in Peach Creek. In 1976, Junior moved from strictly a commercial cow calf operation to breeding bulls specifically to increase their bucking potential. Taking inspiration from breeding programs being developed by Larry Kephart and Charlie Plummer, he was one of the first in Texas to see the potential of selective breeding for bucking bulls.
Junior’s program produced a lot of outstanding bulls. Most notably was 777 Sling Blade (PBR - PBR Finals), 40 Exodus (Billy Jaynes' foundation sire), 00 South Point (PRCA – NFR), 99 Shake & Bake (PRCA) and 02 Texas Blues (PBR). Until the age of 87, he worked his ranch and trained his bulls. Even when he could no longer be working the gates among the bulls, he would oversee their training from the top of the chute.
His was not just a love for the sport of bull riding; he truly believed in this way of life and dedicated all that he had to producing elite athletes that would perform in the rodeo arena and make people want to come back for more. He was a trailblazer and an inspiration to all that knew him. He lived life on his terms and helped others see that they should do the same. He was a legend and an icon to many who knew him. He was a man of great determination, courage, warmth and kindness. We wish he could live forever on this earth with all of us. But through God’s grace, he has departed this good life of ranching and bull raising and has passed into the eternal kingdom. We have all faced these moments in our past with other loved ones, but somehow it never gets any easier to accept such a great loss.
We extend a very special thank you to the wonderful team of nurses at Hospice Brazos Valley who watched over his care at his home during these final weeks. And we are especially grateful for the devotion and attentive medical care provided by the Veteran’s Administration and the team of healthcare professionals at the VA Clinic on Rock Prairie Road. His home has been filled with nieces, nephews, friends and family during these past few weeks who came to show their honor and respect.
It is difficult to let him go, but may we find comfort in knowing that God has called him home after giving him a long and happy life here on earth. May each of us find strength in these words, “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.” Junior Allen has received the grace of the Lord.
In lieu of flowers, friends might wish to consider a memorial donation to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.
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