Michael Vernon Allred

May 18, 1940 - July 3, 2020
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On Friday, July 3rd, 2020, Michael (Mike) V. Allred, loving husband and father of three children, 4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, passed away at age 80.



Mike was born on May 18th 1940 in Hillsboro, TX to Vernon and Elizabeth (Browning) Allred. After graduating Hillsboro High School, Mike joined the United States Air Force where he spent his career with the 7th Bomb Wing at Carswell and the 1st Mobile Communications Group during this time he polished his skills in electronics. After his time serving in the military and in Vietnam, he returned home and found the love of his life, Delia Jean (Rogers) Allred, wife of 56 years with whom they had three children, Jim (wife Cindy), Sheryl, and Leaman (wife Gwen).



Mike was a self-made man and expanded on his knowledge of electronics by self-study practice at home designing/building radios, converting one company's designs from analog to the digital age. He retired as a C++ Programmer from Jack Henry and Associates. One passion was to continue programming with his friends and for his own personal projects. He loved being around, meeting and visiting with people/family. He and my mother had a knack of making people feel at home and part of the family. He also enjoyed conversation with friends, his children and as of late, his grand-children.



Mike was a man of many hobbies and great intelligence. He was a licensed amateur radio operator. He served as president of the Irving Amateur Radio Club and was an active member for a number of years. His love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was seen as his service as a Sunday School teacher, a faithful greeter, and a Deacon. At church, Mike loved showing his affection for Jean and would often sit with his arm around her, holding her hand, or gifting her a sweet kiss. Mike was widely known for his beautiful and equally delicious bread baking skills. Mike would spend countless hours baking bread and giving them to his friends and family. One of his favorite activities was going canoeing and camping with his family. Mike thoroughly enjoyed entertaining and hosting barbeques at his house. Mike got a kick out of coordinating his outfits with his wife and wearing statement ties.



Mike was preceded in death by his Father, Vernon Austin Allred; Mother, Mary Elizabeth (Browning) Allred and his brother, Gary Austin Allred. He is survived by his wife, Delia Jean (Rogers) Allred; Son, James (Jimmy) Allred, Daughter, Sheryl D. Allred and Son, Leaman V. Allred along with four grand-children and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at Chism-Smith Funeral Home, 403 S. Britain Rd, Irving, TX 75060 at 11:30AM, and internment will be at DFW National Cemetery at 1:15PM, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.



In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to your favorite charity.



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Nora Medellin
Irvng, TX
Please accept my condolences and prayers. I will always remember Mike as a generous contributor to our neighborhood.  We spend many an afternoon/evening on the Allred driveway enjoying Mike's grilling during the annual Irving school supply drive. We could always count on Mike to be in his jean overalls, tongs in hand and a big smile on his face. Rest in peace, dear friend!
Will and Betty Lowrance
Hillsboro, TX
We are saddened to learn of Mike's death but give thanks for a life filled with love for God, family, and community.  Mike cared deeply about people and was so proud of his family.  Great memories from our years as a friend and classmate at HHS.  Our love and prayers are with Jean and all the family.
Kay Zimmerman
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Nancy McLain
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Keith Smith
Manvel, TX
Mike
May you rest in peace.....
Roger & Mary Gorman
Oklahoma City, OK
Our hearts and thoughts go out to all the family of our dear friend Mike Allred. He and Jean have been true friends throughout the years.  We love all the family and pray for each of them at this very difficult time. 
Dr. & Mrs. Roger Gorman
Ellen Evins
Hallsville, TX
Mike will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sylvia Price
Irving, TX
We loved Mike very much! Our prayers for the family!
Edwin Davison
Schertz, TX
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Jean and family at this very sad time.  As an HHS classmate of Mike, I have many fond memories of our times together in school and when I visited his home to see his various science projects, as he was a true student scientist at that time.  Since both of us were in the United States Air Force, Mike looked me up and visited me at Lackland AFB to renew our old times together.  More recently, Mike and I talked on the phone, and we were able to share our military and family experiences once again.  That is when a I learned of his love for his Savior, Jesus Christ.  How comforting it is to know that Mike is assuredly now in Heaven with Jesus Christ forever and ever.  Mike lived an exemplary life that will be long remembered by his many friends, and I am truly honored to have had the privilege of being his friend.  Edwin Davison
Ann Sparks
Irving, TX
Mike, you are sorely missed. Such a good friend. Such a good neighbor. I remember our prayer walks on Esplendor - Mike, Jean, George & Ann. Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves and you certainly did. It was so good to work with you doing the yearly school supply collection. And we enjoyed your hospitality on Sunday evenings. Thank God for people like you and Jean. And you raised a wonderful family. Love, George & Ann
Ronald Bajorek
Scurry, TX
My deepest condolences. My prayers go out to you and your family.
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