Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Allen, age 83 a resident of Lake Alfred passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Winter Haven Hospital surrounded by his family. Mr. Allen was born Sept. 6, 1938 in Thomas County, Georgia to Charles Robert and Grace (Williams) Allen. He was a Polk County resident since 1971 coming from Orlando where he lived since the 1950’s from Georgia. Gene was retired from the Construction Industry and a member of Berea Baptist Church in Auburndale. He was a past Mason and in 2004 retired from the Disney Carpenter’s Union. Gene enjoyed reading, NASCAR, yardwork, mowing grass well into his 80’s for 40 houses’ and the church. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2nd wife – Brenda Sue and brother – Carroll. Gene is survived by his loving family, wife of 37 years – Sheryl Allen of Lake Alfred; 5 sons – Michael (Lenora) Allen of Altamonte Springs, FL., Tony (Shay) Allen of Lakeland, FL., Tim Allen of Medley, FL., Jarod (Angela) Todd of Escondido, CA. and Aaron (Emily) Todd of Valley Center, CA.; daughter – Cindy (William) Bell of Winter Park, FL.; Avery, Grace, Amber (Matt), Austin (Leanna), Sierra, Jamie, Joshua, Elizabeth, Aaron (Myztique), Caleb, Abigail, David, Noah, Gunner, Sebastian and Garett; 4 gt grandchildren – Preslie, Lily, Brinley and Ansley. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 16th at Berea Baptist Church, 1407 US Hwy 92, Auburndale with visitation beginning at 9 am. Interment will follow at Auburndale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mr. Allen’s name to; Berea Baptist Church (Children’s Ministries), 1407 US Hwy 92, Auburndale, FL. 33823.