Roy “Buddy” Owen Allen III
Roy “Buddy” Owen Allen III was born on April 14, 1952 in Giddings, Texas to Roy O. Allen Jr. and Juanita Charlynn (Holtkamp)Allen. He was baptized on April 27, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Max Studtmann and confirmed on April 3, 1966 also at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. Emil Krugler. His confirmation verse was Matthew 21:22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”. Buddy graduated from Giddings High School in 1970 and attended Blinn College in Brenham. He had been employed at Walmart in Giddings and retired after 25 years as a Store Support Manager. Following his retirement, he went to work for Brookshire Brothers in Giddings. Buddy always took an active role in his community. He had been a member of the City of Giddings Planning & Zoning Commission, the Lee County Fair Board, the Giddings Evening Lions Club and a former agent and director for the Giddings Sons of Hermann Lodge. He was lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he had served on the Board of Youth. He enjoyed taking pictures, cooking and taking care of his dog, Bo. Buddy loved the people of his community and those of his church family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-inlaw, Gene Delemater and Dwain Booher.
Buddy is survived by his sister, Cynthia Booher of Bryan; nephew, Michael & Amanda Booher and their children, Shavon, Kyley and Wyatt all of Bryan; aunt, Catherine Amoroso of Giddings as well many extended family members and friends.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Keith Aschenbeck and Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Ken Arldt, Sonny Mitchell, Michael Booher, Scott Mitchell, Stephen Mitchell and Tim Pitts. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Kessel, Vernon Simpson, Leslie Smith and Dave Gill.
Memorials may be made to Christ Our Cornerstone at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North Grimes, Giddings, Texas 78942.