The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 30, 2009

Obituaries - Friday, Jan. 30, 2009

Ricky Gene Allen

Ricky Gene Allen, age 33, of 206 N. Forest Road, Beckley, went home to be with the Lord at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Born Sept. 11, 1975, in Beckley, he was the son of Noel Edward and Donna Sue Shrout of Mount Hope.

Ricky graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1994. He attended Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church in Mount Hope. He was a hard worker, and his line of work was construction.

Ricky loved his family and friends and cherished his daughter, Abigail. He was a very caring person and a friend to all. He never met a stranger and was always ready to give a helping hand. He will be greatly missed while he awaits his family and friends in heaven.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jereme Edward Shrout, and uncle, Terry Lee Shrout.

Those left to cherish his memory include parents, Noel and Donna Shrout; a daughter, Abigail Jean Allen of Beckley; his brother, Travis Shrout of Mount Hope; paternal grandparents, Noel and Lillie Shrout of Mount Hope; maternal grandparents, James Allen and wife, Mary, of Auburndale, Fla., and Gail Blake of Beckley; a niece, Faith Shrout and nephew, Elijah Shrout; an aunt, Tina Morgan and husband, James, of Beckley; a aunt, Janet Wickline and husband, John, of Sandstone; an uncle, Sgt. Brian Scott Shrout and wife, Lisa, serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq; cousins, Emily Morgan, Zoe Morgan, Evan Morgan, Jason Wickline, Johnny Wickline and Brittany Rice; and many dear friends.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley with Pastor Doug Burdette and the Rev. Virgil Herron officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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