1938 — 2021
At daybreak on December 12, 2021, Dr. William "Bill" Henry Allen, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in Sedona, AZ. Bill was born June 15, 1938, in Clarksdale, MS to William H Allen, Sr. and Helen P Bledsoe Allen. Bill graduated from Tupelo High School in 1958 and earned both a BA and MS from Ole Miss. Bill witnessed firsthand the integration process while at Ole Miss. This greatly impacted his views on racial issues and why he taught his children and grandchildren to look beyond physical features to the person within. He finished his PhD from Iowa State University in Agronomy in 1971. Later Bill earned his Registered Professional Geologist title in several...