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John William (Dub) Allen

Allen, 92

John William (Dub) Allen, 92, of Cotulla, died on December 2, 2022. He was born July 1, 1930, in Dallas to Willie Andre Allen and Mary Hattie Silvey.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Dub is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mildred Center Allen, sons John W. Jr. (Bill) (Frances) of Devine, Andrew C. (Andy) of Cotulla, Timothy W. (Tim) (Marlene) of Odessa, daughter Joyce L. (Cissy) of Cotulla, grandsons Mathew Q. of Desloge, Missouri, John W. III of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Thomas M. of Cotulla, T. Blayne of Odessa and seven great-grandchildren.

Although he considered Cotulla home, he still had strong ties to Medina County, especially Black Creek, his home as a youth and at times, his early adulthood. He also had many family members in the area. He worked many jobs, but most enjoyed being on the back of a horse, looking at cattle.

Later in life, when sitting on a horse wasn’t feasible anymore, Dub could be found in the local coffeeshops and restaurants regaling people with stories from years gone by.

Viewing and visitation was held at Peters Funeral home in Cotulla on Wednesday, December 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday, December 8 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cotulla. Interment will follow at the Cotulla Southwest Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.