Published: August 2, 2021

Johnnie “Gat” Allen, Sr. passed away July 31, 2021, after a brief illness.  He was retired from TVA, a member of Greenhill First Baptist Church, and a United States Army Veteran, serving in the Aleutian Islands during World War ll.

Survivors include:

            Son:  Johnnie Allen, Jr. (Carolyn)

            Daughters:  Gail Allen Smith, Sandra Allen & Melissa Allen

            Grandchildren:  Craig Smith, Shea Lasiter, Josh Smith, Candy Littrell, Hannah Ross

                                                Melanie Mitchell & Stephaine Shannon

            (12) Great grandchildren


Preceded in death by:

            Parents:  Turner Allen & Fannie Davis Allen

            Wife:  Norma Jeanette Allen

            Brothers:  Paul Allen, A.D. Allen, Edison Allen & Bill Allen

            Sisters:  Aileen Allen Camp & Willie Tee Allen Jones

            Son-in-law:  Jamie Smith


Visitation with the family will be on Monday, August 2, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00pm, at Greenhill Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 3:00pm, in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Gregg Woodard officiating.  Burial will follow in Allen Cemetery with full military honors at the graveside.


Pallbearers will be:  Craig Smith, Josh Smith, John-Paul Littrell, Andrew Mitchell, Shannon Littrell, Kevin Mitchell & Will Smith.


The family would like to express their appreciation for all of the calls and prayers during their loved ones brief illness.