Cleburne, TX – Billy Wayne Allen born November 24, 1956, in Dallas, TX and passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with heart disease on Wednesday May 18, 2022, in Cleburne, TX at the age of 65.
Billy Allen was definitely one of a kind. He had a bigger than life personality, rowdy disposition, yet a gentle heart that so loved his family and friends. Billy loved riding his motorcycle through the Hill Country and being outdoors. Over the years he enjoyed restoring his ‘56 Apache truck that he named Fred. Billy grew up in a family dedicated to the Dallas Cowboys and like clockwork on Sundays, you could bet Billy was watching his team play, geared up from head to toe, cheering for “DemBoys”!
Billy had a lot of talents but making the best BBQ around was one of his best and his family sure enjoyed eating it too. Music and Billy went hand in hand, and he was always up for a jam session. It was no surprise to find him strumming his guitar or playing the drums. Wild Bill was the true definition of rhythm and blues, which describes him to a “T”. All music was important to him as he appreciated all genres, but his heart belonged to rhythm and blues. He was the happiest when he got to jam with his grandson, Hunter.
He has left us behind with so many stories and so many laughs. We will miss most his dancing, beautiful blue eyes, witty humor, and mostly his hugs. Until we see you again Daddy, rest easy.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Allen, parents, Sue and Fred Wilkins and sister Sandra Wilkins.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Allen; daughter, Angela Allen; daughter and son-in-law Sherry and Kevin Cotton; beloved grandchildren: Kristen Crow, Whitney Lee, Hunter Lee, Sierra Allen, Gracie Lee and Kamrin Cotton; great grandchildren, Bentley, Addison, Jessie and his buddy Sebastian; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louann Maynard, Peggy and Roy Paul Fergason, and Lee and Jerry Burkeen as well as many relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.
A memorial service and celebration of Billy’s life will be scheduled at a later date and open to all his family and wonderful friends, as we look forward to all the memories and funny stories that touched each of you.