William Edward “Bill” Allen

William Edward “Bill” Allen, 72 of Pawnee, TX and Aransas Pass, TX passed away Saturday, July 10, 2015 in Corpus Christi, TX.  Bill was born on March 27, 1943 in Corpus Christi to the late Ned M. and Faye McCarn Allen.  On October 15, 1965 he married the love of his life Nancy Pogue in the Church of Christ of Aransas Pass, TX.  Upon receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Electronics Technology from Del Mar Tech in 1966 he was offered a position as a geophysicist for the Humble Oil & Ref. Co.  The pay rate of $550.00 a month was more enticing to the young couple than the title.  Bill traveled worldwide working for Exxon for 25 years, and later worked for Vanco Exploration and TGS Geophysical from  which he retired and became an independent contractor once again working for Exxon. In 2005 Bill retired to the Allen Family Ranch in Pawnee.  He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of the Texas State Rifle Association, a USO South Texas Ambassador, an Honorary Admiral of the US Navy under Governor  George W. Bush, member of the Society of Exploration of Geophysicist and most recently Secretary for the Bee County Appraisal Review Committee and the Secretary and Historian for the Pawnee Cemetery Association.   He has left a circle of friends around the world in the oil and gas industry and the U. S. Military. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ned. M and Faye McCarn Allen and his in-laws Herbert “Red” and Luna May Duckworth Pogue.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Pogue Allen;  daughter, Renee Allen Powell;  son,  Jeffrey Edward Allen and wife Nancy;  sister, Patricia Allen; grandchildren, Ariane Powell, Taylor Allen, Shelby Allen, Mackenzie Allen, and Riley Allen.

Family Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy and a later Service will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4PM at the Church of Christ in Aransas Pass, TX.  Interment will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass, TX.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the USO of South Texas P.O. Box 7, CC, TX 78403, the Pawnee Cemetery Association or the Pawnee Volunteer Fire Department.