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J. Allen McGehee

1934 - 2021


James Allen McGehee, 87, of Kentwood, LA formerly of Silvis passed away May 11, 2021 at Summerfield Senior Living in Hammond, LA. 

Services will be 11am Thursday, May 13, 2021 with visitation 1 hour prior to service time at Lewiston Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA. Burial will follow at East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA.

J. Allen was born March 1, 1934 in Moline, IL the son of Rex H. and Velma Lewis McGehee. He graduated from UTHS in 1951 and Monmouth College in 1955. Allen served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959 as an aviator on various aircraft carriers in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Allen married Annie Elizabeth Kyzer in April of 1957 in Lewiston, LA. He returned to Silvis in 1959 building a business in construction and development. He was president of Anchor Lumber in Silvis for many years. Allen was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Silvis. He served on the UTHS School Board, Monmouth College Senate and Blackhawk Bank Board of Directors.

Survivors include his wife Annie Elizabeth McGehee; his children, Rex Hammond and his wife Nina, James Alexander and his wife Liz, Jane Elizabeth Jensen and her husband Paul, Frances Eileen Beech and her husband Russell; grandchildren Hannah Anderson and husband Luke, Becca, Courtney, Thomas, Samuel, Nathan Allen, Raymond, Nyssa and Calvin; great-grandchildren, Israel, Rohna, Ariya and Ronin.

He was preceded in death by his best friend and brother N. Layne McGehee.

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May 20, 2021 10:49 PM

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The Bergstrands

May 12, 2021 5:53 PM

Heartfelt condolences, with great appreciation to a great man and wonderful family.
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Lt. Colonel Steve Garrington, Honor Flight

May 22, 2021 5:57 PM

Dear Friends,

We at Honor Flight of the Quad Cities were saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved veteran. We understand that this is a time of grief for you, and we share that grief with you. We are thankful for him and his selfless contribution of time and effort to support and defend our nation.

We are also thankful for all of you who have supported him before, during, and after his service. A wise person once said: “Those who put on the uniform are our knights of old, and our heroes of today, and our hope for the future.”

Please know that all of us at HFQC will be keeping you in our prayers.

The Board of Directors and Volunteers of
Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

Jeff Bean

May 14, 2021 5:05 PM

My condolences to the family. I was an employee at Anchor Lumber for a few years while attending Blackhawk College. So sorry to read this news.

Margie Frakes

May 14, 2021 2:21 PM

Dear Beth & family -

Sending sympathy to you all for your loss.  I have many fond memories of Allen with Barry at Monmouth College.  Thinking of you, Beth, and your entire family at this difficult time.  

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