Linus Mark Allen, 36, passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2018 at his residence. His family honored his life at a Memorial Service Monday evening, June 4, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel.
Linus is survived by his parents, Glenn and Sandra Allen of Cave Spring; by his brother, Micah (Kady); by aunts and uncles, Allen Peebles, Donna and Bruce Pressley, and Sharon and Larry Husch; by his second honorary parents at New and Living Way Bible Church, Stepanie and Stanley Oliver; by his special friend, Carol Binger, and by the many people he collected in his life. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ellas Kay Redfern.
Although there will not be a formal visitation, the family arrived at the chapel 45 minutes prior to the service, And friends shared a hug with them then.
Linus worked at Floyd Medical Center for a number of years in the housekeeping department and attended Network Day Services. Linus loved birthdays, adoption days, Thanksgiving, Kentucky Derby Day, and Christmas. The family truly wanted this to be his celebration, and asked that people dress casually (no formal black funeral attire please). Linus loved plants and flowers, so the family asked that if you want to send or bring flowers to his service, bring potted plants or hanging baskets. Linus would say there is no need for big floral arrangements, Wal-Mart is just fine. The family will plant a garden in his honor, and Linus would say, “Is this for me?” Also there will be a picture table if you would like to bring photos of Linus to share.
Rev. Stanley Oliver officiated with heartfelt remarks. Several shared a story or memory of Linus at the service.
Those of you who know Linus’s story know that his birth was never celebrated, and so the family honored his life now in the very best way they could.
He changed them.