Rennie “Tim” Claude Allred died Sept. 1. He was 89.
Allred was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Armor and Ruby Allred. He was the third of four children -- two brothers, Jack and Wayne Hamilton, and a sister, Betty Jo Allred. He moved to California as a teenager and was drafted by the Army at 18 during World War II. He attended college in Chicago where he earned an associates’ degree in electronics.
Allred married Doreen Thomas Sept. 8, 1954. They lived in Las Vegas, Nevada where they raised their two sons, Dennis and Richard. He worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the Nevada Test Site for 26 years as executive director of operations. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Angwin, California. During this time, they took in their six- and seven-year old great-nephews, Mike and Mark Dockter.
In Angwin, Allred went to work for the College Market. His hobbies included singing for the St. Helena 7th Day Adventist Men’s Choir, as well as softball, electronics, mechanics and being a handyman. He spent many hours working in his workshop.
Allred is survived by his wife, Doreen; sons, Richard (Gail) Allred of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Mike (Jessica) Dockter and Mark Dockter; daughter-in-law, Susan Knight of Fortuna, California; grandchildren, Jayne Howard, Tim Knight, Craig Allred, Abbie, Zak and Becca Dockter. He was preceded in death by his son Dennis Knight, his parents and siblings.
A service will be held to honor Allred on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family online.