He was born Dec. 1, 1953 in Willard to the late Claude and Effie (Kilgore) Shepherd Sr. Allen was previously employed at Midwest Industries and enjoyed fishing, hunting and the Cleveland sports teams.
Allen is survived by his son, Austin Shepherd of Norwalk; brothers, Robert Shepherd of Norwalk, Roney Shepherd of KY, Marvin Shepherd of Norwalk and Claude Shepherd Jr. of Kentucky; sisters, Margaret Bevins of Willard, Pauline Rowe of Willard, Darlene McDonald of Kentucky, Debbie McDonald of Kentucky, Donna Combs of Willard and Wanda Feught of Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Shirley Brown and Lorene Graves.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave., Willard. Online Condolences may be made at www.lindseykocherfh.com.