Charles L. “Winkie” Allen, 85, died on April 18, 2018, with his wife by his side. He was born in Magee, Mississippi, on March 2, 1933, to Una J. and Raymond L. Allen. Funeral will be at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Visitation is 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with the service following at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in Magee Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Jones Allen, of 49 years. Other survivors are sisters-in-law Bettie Pierce and Johnnie Hastings; his brothers W.H. and Larry Allen; and sisters Barbara Allen, Ann Hawkins, Dorothy Harvey, and Patricia Powers. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Raymond L., Jr.; sisters Linda McLendon and Jane Hickman.
Winkie grew up in Magee and attended Magee schools where he played football. He looked forward to getting together with his teammates and catching up with each other. He moved to Jackson where he worked for Jackson Mack 35 years. He attended First Baptist Church in Jackson for many years, where he loved working in the preschool department. Each child he met was very special to him. He was an avid fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Winkie’s name to Batson Children’s Hospital, Jackson, MS.
Arrangements are entrusted with Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.