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“Our sincere sympathy to the Allred family. Junior was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and the Lord in his heart. We were blessed...Read More ยป
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AZLE -- Floyd Allred Jr., 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones Saturday, July 5, 2014, at an area hospital.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Creek Fellowship Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood.
Floyd was born Feb. 29, 1924. He had resided in the Fort Worth area all his life. Following graduation from Fort Worth's Technical High School, he entered service in 1942 with the U.S. Navy Air Corps and was honorably discharged in 1946. From 1947 through 1953, Jr. worked two jobs simultaneously. He worked eight hours daily for the Rock Island Railroad and eight hours nightly running a lathe at Helm Manufacturing Co., both jobs located in Fort Worth. In 1953, Jr. accomplished the first of many of this personal goals. The savings resulting from six years of hard work were invested in his own small business, a nightclub. He continued working for the railroad but left Helm Manufacturing to operate his own business at night. Essentially still at two jobs, he continued to work for the railroad until 1961 when he acquired his second club and became self-employed. From 1961 forward, he owned a total of 68 nightclubs throughout the United States. From 1975 through 1979, he entered the investment sector and added a Dallas and Houston shopping center, Midland and Elk City, Okla., motels, commercial buildings in Fort Worth and Euless, and a ranch in Stephenville. From 1979 through 1985, the oil and gas business captured Jr.'s attention. In 1985, Jr. turned his attention towards his idea for his own manufacturing business, Centramatic Wheel Balancers, which he operated until April 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gertrude Allred; wife, Ailene Allred; brothers, Leslie Allred and Herb Allred; and grandson, Courtney Harris.
Survivors: Wife, Nelda Allred; daughter, Tammy Harris and husband, Chris Sr.; son, Toby Allred and wife, Tooter; grandchildren, Carissa Bryant, Cody Allred, Coby Allred, Toby Allred, Chris Harris Jr., Don "Buzzy" Harris, Justin Harris, Heather Heftler; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Aubrey Allred Sr.; sister, Lawana Mauldin; several nieces and nephews; stepsons, Keith Day and wife, Debbie, Craig Day and wife, Tammy, and Todd Day; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many friends.