Pastor Ronald N. Allen, 80, of Brownwood passed away Aug. 13, 2018. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at Milton Ave. Baptist Church, 707 Milton Ave.

Ronald was born to Paul and Elsie Allen. He dedicated his life to Christ at a very early age. After surrendering to preach, he attended Arlington Baptist College and Seminary. He went on and establish three large churches and pastor many more. His last one was Broken Bronc Cowboy Church in Comanche.

He met the love of his life, Annalee Allen, in Kansas City Kansas, and was married in Corpus Christi. While in Corpus, he started a long and distinguished career in the Technical trade school industry. He was a sought after speaker and was honored to represent the Texas trade school industry before the department of education in Washington, D.C.

He retired to Brownwood to be near family, and was blessed to find a home church at Milton Ave., where he taught a Thursday morning Bible study class. He also taught a Sunday morning Bible study at Humphrey Pete's. Thank you for giving him the opportunity to share and teach the word of God with you. He loved each one of you. A special thanks to Lomas Alford and Jerry Traylor.

Ronald was preceded in death by father, Paul Alle; motherm Elsie Allen; and brothers, Jimmie Allen and Dewayne Allen.

Those he leaves behind are wife of 50 years, Annalee Allen; daughter and husband Laura and James Dumas; granddaughter, Hannah and Leah Dumas; sisters-in-law, Connie Allen and Mary Allen; special niece, Teresa “Mini Ron”Allen Kennedy and husband Kenneth; many nieces and nephews; and special fur babies, Callie, Sparkie, KiKi.

The family request no flowers, but donations be made to the charity of choice or Milton Ave. Building Fund.

The Allen Family Quartet is again singing in that Heavenly Choir. Ron is sitting at the feet of our Lord — studying, questioning, and rejoicing. A life well lived. Cremation services entrusted to Brownwood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made atwww.brownwoodfuneralhome.net.