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FORT WORTH -- Gary Malcolm Allen, 54, went on ahead Sunday, June 22, 2014, at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Benbrook. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood.
Gary was born Jan. 16, 1960, in Fort Jackson, S.C., to Fred Malcolm Allen and Joy Rocine Watts Allen. He had also lived in Lubbock; Aurora, Colo.; Lusaka, Zambia; Nairobi, Kenya; Paris, Texas; and Campbellsville, Ky. While he loved and played all sports, he excelled at golf. He became Junior Golf champion of Zambia in 1976, and represented that country in the Junior World Golf Tournament that year. In Africa he attended International School in Lusaka, Zambia, and Rift Valley Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. He returned to Texas to attend Paris Junior College, after which he transferred to Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky., receiving golf scholarships to both. While there, he married Barbara L. Duvall and returned to Fort Worth.
Gary was intrigued by the emerging computer industry and entered it early on, educating himself by working in sales, private consultation, teaching briefly (at TCU) and desktop publishing. He worked at Fort Worth Lino, RS Graphics (now Redstone Visual Impressions), Cockrell Printing and Venture Solutions. His love of music, particularly Southern Gospel music, led him to establish a website to promote gospel artists in 1999. Heavensound was his "hobby job" and his joy. He had a booth at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky., for several years, and presented an annual Heavensound concert at his church, showcasing the artists who used the website. Gary and his family are active members of First Baptist Church, Benbrook, since 1982. He made the world a better place.
Survivors: His wife of 32 years, Barbara; daughter, Emily Rose; son, Benjamin Shelby; parents, Fred and Joy Allen of Benbrook; brothers, Randy Allen of Plano and Bruce Allen of San Antonio; sister, Valerie Grossman of Mesquite; and many extended family members and a host of friends.