Rick grew up in the Erick community where he attended school and graduated in 1971. After graduation he furthered his education at Sayre Junior College. It was during this time he married a girl from his high school class, Sheri (Bodey) Allen on June 2, 1972. Together they made their home in Erick until they moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where Rick finished his degree at Oklahoma State University in 1975. Shortly after he obtained employment at Hammon Public School as the Ag teacher where he spent the next 38 years until his retirement. In his spare time Rick enjoyed raising show chickens, fishing, watching rodeos, welding, horticulture and raising plants and trees from seeds. Besides these hobbies Rick loved his family and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren and the rest of the family attending their sporting events and activities.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Ronnie, Donnie and Randy Allen.
Rick is survived by his wife, Sheri, of the home; 2 children, Mark Allen and wife, Nikki, Weatherford, OK and Melanie Brower, Newkirk, OK; 5 grandchildren, Colton Allen, Ashtyn Allen, Carson Allen, Aubrey Brower and Kyler Brower; 2 nieces, Randi McGuire and family, Erick, OK and Felicia Barrera and family, Elk City, OK and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at the Hammon School Auditorium. Burial will be at Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service – West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals. com.