Billy Dean Allfree, 81 of Colfax, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax. Burial will take place at Colfax Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences may be left at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of James and Myra (Baker) Allfree, Billy was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Newton. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1956. On March 26, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sandra Miller. Billy served in the United States Navy for a short time and then retired from the United States Air Force. Following his military career, he worked at Artistic in Altoona. He loved to go hunting, fishing, bird watching, camping and collecting coins.
Those left to honor his memory include his two sons, James (Dannielle) Allfree and Terry Allfree; two grandchildren, Christina Allfree and Hallie Allfree; two great-grandchildren, Braxton and Jameson; a sister, Dorothy Probasco; and a brother, Richard Allfree. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife in 2005; a sister, Betty Swihart; and two brothers, Jack Allfree and Bob Allfree.