Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Valle B. Ernst and Agnes M. Ernst; and brothers Frank Ernst, Don Ernst, Marvin Ernst and Carl Ernst.
Allen is survived by his three children, Kristi A. Jones and her husband Steven Jones, Chad A. Ernst and Kim Ernst; his grandsons Redford and Nick Jones; his granddaughter, Brittany Lee; his brother, Richard Ernst; and his sister, Carole Ernst.
In his honor, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at lls.org.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman, with interment immediately following at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman.
Arrangements for Allen and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
Online condolences may be shared at havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Friday, Oct 18, 2013