Allen Vyvial

Allen Vyvial, 91 of Santa Fe, Texas passed away November 16, 2017 in La Marque, Texas.

Mr. Vyvial was born June 5, 1926 in Louise, Texas the son of Frank J. Vyvial and Annie Fojt Vyvial. After high school, Allen attended Texas A&M before being drafted into the US Army. He served during World War II stationed in Japan where he attained rank of PFC and received small arms expert marksmanship along with many other medals. He was a member of Abundant Life Christian Center. He retired as a supervisor for Amoco/BP Oil Refinery. After retirement he went to work for O’Day Industries and then with security at Gulf Greyhound Park.

He had a deep love for gardening and loved to fish. His love for sports led him to be an amazing coach to many. He was a giant among men and never had a harsh word to say about anyone.  He loved his wife more than life itself. His son was his pride and joy.  He was PawPaw not only to his grandchildren, but to all of their friends. Above all, he loved Jesus and would tell anyone who would listen about Him.

Allen is preceded in death by his parents, great granddaughter Jaycee Martinez; sisters, Agatha, Hilda, Willie Mae, Alma, Emilee, and Elizabeth; his brothers, Roman, Edward, Adolph, Willie, George, Almont and Bernard.

Allen is survived by his wife of 69 years Loraine Vyvial; his son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Cindy Vyvial; four granddaughters and grandsons-in-law Carrie Vyvial, Kelly and Wesley Owens, Courtney and Shawn Morgan, Kristen and Alan Womack; great grandchildren Jayden, Tristan, Caden, Traven, Talan, Jaylen, Keegan, and Olivia; great- great grandson Raylon; his brother and sister-in-law Elgin and Joyce Vyvial; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service will be Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, TX with Pastor Wesley Owens officiating. Please join the family at Hidden Palms in Santa Fe following the service.



  1. Cindy and Wayne, My prayers are with you at this time of loss. The loss of a loving father that has lived a fulfilling life is bittersweet. God is taking care of him now. Love you, Marleta Balke Payne.

    Marleta Payne
  2. Our condolences to the family. A great man has gone home to be with the Lord.

    Charlotte Wood
  3. Condolences and prayers, God grant you peace

    Jody Swan
  4. He was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Barbara Carter
  5. Wayne and Cindy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a good man and was so proud of his family. I am positive he is with Jesus now! For that we rejoice for him. Prayers for your Mom and all of you.
    Love to all,
    Roger and Dianne McCrary

    Dianne McCrary
  6. So sorry for your loss….prayers and hugs to all

    Lois Lowry
  7. Lorraine,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Allen was a fine man.
    Eileen and John Windham

    Eileen Windham
  8. He always went by Uncle Allen and was always such a kind man. I have lots of fond memories of him and Aunt Loraine especially when we were younger and running back and forth from Granny McDonalds house to the their house.

    Christy McDade
  9. A wonderful man has left this earth. He was a provider and protector to all that knew him. Rest In Peace uncle Allen. Deepest Sympathy and prayers for Aunt Loraine, Wayne and Cindy, to all of granddaugters, greatgrand children and great greatgrandllchild! Love to all of you!
    Karen Corn and Family

    Karen Corn
  10. My thoughts and prayers to the Vyvial family. He was a sweet man. My dad (was his roommate) said he always talked about his family. Mr. Vyvial loved his family and was so proud of them.

    Mechelle Alvarado

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