Curtis Dale Allen

Curtis Dale Allen was born on 12/5/1959. He left us all, much too soon, on 4/3/2021 after an accident at his home in Sonora Kentucky. He was working outside, where he spent the majority of his time. He never knew a stranger and is leaving behind a whole lot of family and friends who loved him dearly. Broken roads led him to his wife, Carla Allen, nearly 22 years. He did his best to be an extra dad for their 3 kids: Molly Loomis-Anderson of Louisville, Audrianna (Brandon) Dawson of Shepherdsville and Jordan (Emilee) Loomis-Anderson of Elizabethtown. He's also leaving behind 3 priceless grandchildren, Raylin, Thomas and Lilith. Curtis's nieces & nephews were extra kids to him and he loved Alyssa, Amy, Beth, Jonathan, Brittany, Travis, Marissa and Sarah dearly. Curtis also leaves behind his brothers, Ted (Lisa) Allen of Caneyville and Harley (Cindy) Allen Jr. of Elizabethtown, a sister, Shannon Absher-Barnes of Louisville, 2 step siblings, Charles (Carolyn) Bell of Leitchfield and Mark Absher of Bowling Green. Curtis also leaves behind parents, Harley & Jessie Allen of Big Clifty and Everett Absher of Louisville. He is joining his mom, Madeline Absher and a step brother, Danny Bell. Curtis also leaves behind several cousins many of whom were as close to him as brothers or sisters. Mike (Regina) Tate of Fairdale were a bit closer to Curtis as they helped him through some really tough times in his life. Two aunts, June Ashlock and Delores Grimes, also played a big part in making him the man he was...a true one of a kind, caring person. Curtis was an employee of The News Enterprise as a pressman for more than 25 years. His coworkers were some of his closest friends. Outside of work Curtis enjoyed taking care of their small farm, spending time with family and we can't forget basketball...Louisville specifically and a certain game day once a year was definitely a cause of tension in the home as Carla is anything but a Louisville fan...he didn't root for them alone as Audrianna became a Louisville fan just to be on his side of things. Curtis loved to tell jokes even at seemingly the most inappropriate time just to make people smile. He enjoyed dancing and taking walks, especially in the woods...but preferred time on his tractor to most things. In Sonora, he was often known as the man with his favorite little buddy, Bear Bear, hanging out of the window. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Rio Taylor and Jeff Ashlock officiating. Burial will be at Gilead Baptist Church in Glendale immediately following. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and continues after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at


Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Friday, April 9, 2021 starting at 1:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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