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William H. Allen

August 21, 1961 — June 1, 2023

Mantachie, Mississippi

William H. Allen “beloved companion, uncle and friend”

Mantachie, Mississippi---William H. “Billy” Allen, 61, of Mantachie, formerly of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly in his home with his loving companion by his side, on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Born on Monday, August 21, 1961 in Rahway, NJ, he was a son of Richard E. “Dick” Sr. and Irene Mesko Allen.

Billy was a graduate of Rahway (NJ) High School. Billy was employed as a professional truck driver throughout his lifetime and was working for Summit Trucking in Dallas, Texas at the time of his death. Billy was extremely proud of his 5 million plus miles that he drove during his career...he was working on his 10 million miles.

Billy enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his companion, Jeannie Olson of Mantachie; a nephew, Nicholas J. “Nick” (Tabby) Allen of Shinglehouse; a niece, Alexis N. (Brent Stiles) Allen of Shinglehouse; two grandnephews, Troy M. Allen and Theo M. Allen; a grandniece, Stella Rose Stiles; several nieces and nephews in Mississippi; a sister-in-law, Kari A. Allen of Shinglehouse; and a cousin, Guy Allen of Sebring, Florida.

In addition to his parents, Billy was predeceased by a brother, Richard E. “Richie” Allen, Jr.

In keeping with Billy’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. He will be laid to rest in the Allen Family Cemetery alongside his parents and brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Billy’s family entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.






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