Joe Lee Allen

April 18, 1942 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 76)

Joe Lee Allen


Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Joe Lee Allen, age, 76, of Hartselle, who passed away on September 18, 2018.  Rev. Mike Yates and Rev. Josh Grubbs will officiate. Burial will follow at Williams-Southside Memorial Cemetery.  Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of services.


Joe was a graduate of Lafayette High School. He went two years to Gadsden State Community College where he studied Criminal Justice.  He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam.  He was a former Mayor of Hokes Bluff for one term, and also former Chief of Police in Hokes Bluff for 22 years.  He was a member of Hokes Bluff Masonic Lodge #470 and was also in the American Legion Post #52 in Hartselle.


He is preceded in death by his parents: Robert Lee and Lucille Blackmon Allen.


He is survived by his wife: Lucy Emmalene Chesnut Allen; step sons: Brandon (Mary) Gladden of Hartselle, AL.; Jeff Gladden of Van Nuys, CA.; grandchildren: Gabriel and Myla Gladden of Hartselle, AL.; Chosen sons: Wayne (Nikki) Keener of Rainbow City, AL.,  and Ben Keener of Sardis, AL.; chosen grandsons: Jake and Nick Keener. sister: Patricia (Herbert) Clark of Roanoke, AL.; nephew: Mike Clark; and niece: Selena Holloway.


Pallbearers will be Law Enforcement.


Special thanks to Decatur-Morgan Hospitals, Doctors, and Nurses, First Response Ambulance, DCI Dyalisis Clinic, and Somerville Baptist Church members and staff.


In Lieu of flowers and food the family request donations may be made to local law enforcement or Hokes Bluff Masonic Lodge #470.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1-3 PM.


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