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Talbott Allen

Talbott Randolph Allen Jr.

Sunday, January 4th, 1948 - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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Talbott Randolph Allen Jr. passed away Thursday, November 28, at the age of 71 after an eight-year battle with cancer. He was born January 4, 1948, in Louisville, Kentucky, where he lived, worked, raised a family, and endeared himself to everyone he encountered. He spent his career in education, serving at various times as an elementary school principal (Saint Barnabas Catholic School), a high-school assistant principal and athletic director (Oldham County High School), and a history and political science teacher as well as cross-country coach (Durrett High School, Southern High School). He also held side jobs as a professional clown (“Fumbles”: he never figured out how to juggle) and as a city counselor, city clerk, and mayor for the neighborhood of St. Regis Park. He received bachelor’s and graduate degrees from the University of Louisville and remained a Cardinals fan for life.

Talbott was known for his unending enthusiasm and kindness. He volunteered nearly every free moment of his time for various organizations and causes—the Hikes Point Business Association, the Kentucky Derby Festival parade committee, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the McMahon Fire Protection District, the Ronald McDonald House, and many, many more. If there was ever a municipal committee in need of a volunteer, he would be there. Likewise, he was a dedicated runner his entire adult life, running the Louisville Mini Marathon over thirty times, finishing his first full marathon in 1981, and completing his final marathon in Boston in 2014, well after being diagnosed with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie Allen; his step brother, Dick Vreeland; his sons, Bart, Ben, and John; his daughters-in-law, Jennifer Balinger, Ashley Peterson, and Laura Allen; and his granddaughters, Morgan, Maddie, and Corinne. He was proceeded in death by his father, Talbott Randolph Allen; mother, Jeanette Stark Vreeland; and sister, Jody Johnson.

Visitation hours will be held on Monday, December 2, from 3 to 8 pm at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, December 3, at 10 am at the Church of the Ascension, 4600 Lynbrook Drive. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus Health of Louisville (hosparushealth.org), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (donate.lls.org), and the Ronald McDonald House Charities (rmhc.org).
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Address
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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  • Memorial Mass

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Ascension Catholic Church
    Address
    4600 Lynnbrook Drive
    LOUISVILLE, KY
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    Officiant
    Fr. Adam Carrico

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Gordon, Jeanette, Greg, Jody and Gage

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Loving Brother , inspiring Uncle. Loved by all! Johnson family
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Mary Hartman

Posted at 10:40am
Talbott was a great guy. We knew him from St. Regis Park and would see him running and at neighborhood events. My husband use to see him at Milestone. He did a lot to make the world a better place. He will be missed.
Mary Hartman
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My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His joyful personality will always be remembered. Love, Ida Hazard
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Jennifer, Morgan, & Maddie - We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking about you all and sending you lots of prayers of comfort.
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