Tim Allen, 64, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away of natural causes on Feb 14, 2017, in Anniston, Ala.
Tim was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert G. Allen and June M. Allen (Terre Haute).
He is survived by his brother, Robert E. "Lucius" Allen (Zionsville); sister, Nancy K. Allen Bright (Carmel); daughters, Amy K. Roberts (North Carolina) and Danielle Jackson (Florida); granddaughter, Kendall Roberts (North Carolina); and several nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his close friend and significant other for many years, Deborah Echols (Alabama).
Tim was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on April 28, 1952. After that, he lived for several years in Milwaukee, where his love for baseball began by watching Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron play for the Milwaukee Braves. The Allen family moved to Terre Haute in 1962 and Tim attended Cruft Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High and Wiley High School. He was a member of the Wiley graduating class of 1970 and was a key southpaw pitcher and hitter on the Wiley baseball team that tied for the County Championship and won the Sectional and Regional Championships that year. Tim's baseball talents took him to Alaska in 1967. That summer he was a pitcher and slugger for the Terre Haute Americans Babe Ruth Team that won the Indiana State Championship and went on to a third place finish in the Babe Ruth World Series (attended by Mrs. Babe Ruth) played in Fairbanks, Alaska.
While growing up, Tim also became passionate about music and mastered the bass guitar, without any formal lessons. Later, he made his living primarily from playing music in several different rock bands. His most successful band was Raven, which toured and recorded rock music on a regional level during the Seventies, including a regular gig at Burt's Place, a Burt Reynolds nightclub in Atlanta. Tim also worked at several companies, including Chesty and Quasar.
A memorial service with immediate family is being planned for this summer. Condolences, thoughts and memories about Tim may be shared at this email address:
Published on March 11, 2017