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Clyde Walter 'Buster' Allred, II
Clyde Walter 'Buster' Allred, II

April 2, 1950 - June 2, 2024
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Clyde Walter Allred II, better known as “Buster,” was called to Heaven Sunday, June 2, 2024, after a courageous battle with Cortico Basal Ganglionic Degeneration.
Buster was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 2, 1950, to Clyde and Shirley (Tyler) Allred. He grew up exploring every bank and bend along Four Mile Creek. Following graduation from East High School in 1968, he proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. At Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, exposure to contaminated water led to his fatal disease.
On January 10, 1970, Buster and Kathy Evans were united in marriage. Together they had many adventures raising their four beloved children: Julie Ann, Christie Lee, Katie Rae, and Clyde Walter III.
Logging was Buster’s passion since the age of 16. He worked with his dad as well as many family members and friends through the years.
His love of sports included fast pitch softball, fishing, golf, horse shoes, bowling, basketball and hunting, all of which kept him busy and young at heart. One of his proudest moments was his induction into the Central Iowa Men’s Fast Pitch Hall of Fame.
Buster was a member of Heritage Assembly of God and loved to worship the Lord. He always requested page 240 in the hymnal, “Victory In Jesus” (EVERY Sunday).
Buster’s generous spirit and kind heart found the good in every person and every situation, and he will always be remembered for that. He loved his family and they will always love him.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Kathy Darlene (Evans) Allred, daughters, Julie (Kenneth) Cortum, Christie (Ronald) Brookes; son, Clyde “Bubba” Allred III; son-in-law, Rodney Dalton; grandchildren, Kenneth Cortum III, Alexander Allred, Liberty Brookes, Aurora Brookes, Emmalene Dalton, Levi Dalton; sisters, Mevalyn (Ken) Rogers, Dottie Conner, Mary Lee (Vince) Berardi; Judy Courtney; sister-in-law, Marcy Allred and brother-in-law, Dan (Shirley) Evans.
Buster is reunited in Heaven with daughter, Katie Dalton; parents Clyde and Shirley Allred; brothers, Gerald and Jack Allred; brother-in-law, Mike Conner; nieces, Stephanie Shaw, Lesa Parker, Sarah Evans; nephew Matthew Courtney; parents-in-law, Paul and Joan Evans.
The family of Buster Allred would like to thank Dr. Stanton Danielson, Dr. Debra Benjamin, the staff at the VA Hospital and Good Samaritan Society in Indianola and our ever faithful family, friends, and church family for their support, care and love during this difficult journey. We are forever grateful.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 7th, 2024 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM at Heritage Assembly of God, 5051 NE 5th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50313. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 1:00PM at Heritage Assembly of God. Interment will take place at Avon Cemetery, 3995 Hart Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50320, immediately following the service. All are invited to join the family in celebrating Buster's life at a luncheon at Heritage Assembly of God following the interment.

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Buster's service will be livestreamed on the Iles website. Go to www.ilescares.com just before 1:00pm Saturday and scroll to the bottom of his obituary for the link to join the service.

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Visitation
Heritage Assembly of God Church
5051 N.E. Fifth Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, June 7, 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Service
Heritage Assembly of God Church
5051 N.E. Fifth Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, June 8, 2024
1:00 PM
Burial
Avon Cemetery
3995 Hart Ave
Des Moines, IA US 50320
Saturday, June 8, 2024
2:30 PM
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