October 9, 1950 - November 25, 2017
Service Date: December 4, 2017
Church Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 4th at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with full military honors.
Lloyd V. Allen Jr., 67, died on November 25th, 2017 in his home located in Box Elder, SD. Lloyd, better known as “Grumpy”, began life in Mt. Clemmons, Michigan as the first-born Son to Doris Allen-Ballinger and Lloyd V. Allen Senior on October 9th, 1950. Lloyd was the eldest child in his family; he cared for his sister Bonita and his two brothers, Darrel and Eric. Early in his childhood, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where Lloyd attended and graduated Pleasant Valley High School in 1969. Like his father before him, Lloyd became a military man and joined the Air Force serving his full 20 years before retiring. He was relocated to Ellsworth Air Force base in 1974, where Lloyd met the love of his life, Lorena Hays, and the couple married in January of 1977. A little less than a year later the couple welcomed their only child, Shannon, on November 12th, 1978. Lloyd enjoyed a wide range of interests throughout his life, after retiring from the Air Force; he worked as a volunteer police officer in Box Elder as well as cooking for the Flying J truck stop for many years. Lloyd was a CB radio enthusiast during the 1990’s and developed many friendships with fellow CB lovers at this time. He became a quiet man in his later years, turning to his family and selected friends for fellowship or company. Lloyd V. Allen Jr., was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd V. Allen Sr.; his mother, Doris Allen-Ballinger; his step-father Harold Ballinger; his wife, Lorena Allen; and his brother, Darrel Allen. He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Allen; his sister, Bonita Allen; his brother, Eric Allen and niece, Charity Hawk- Vandyke.