Robert “Allen” Childs

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Robert “Allen” Childs of Grand Ridge, Florida was called to his heavenly home Saturday September 18, 2021, with his family by his side. He was born on November 7, 1976, to Eddie and Sharon Childs.

Allen graduated from Grand Ridge High School in 1995. Allen had a passion and love for the game. He coached many sports for many years instilling life lessons into his athletes. In Allen’s 44 years he accomplished more than most people will in 100 years. Allen will go down as a legend his legacy will live forever more and the uncountable lives he has impacted. Allen was a farmer, businessman, coach, friend, husband, father, son, brother and much more. Allen was selfless man. He would always lend a helping hand to others and never expected any recognition. He would give the shirt off his back and his last dollar to a stranger that he felt was in need. Anyone that knew Allen would know that Monday his crew he called the “A Team” could go from farming to land clearing to pulling houses in a day. Allen had pride in everything he did. What would be good enough for the average person was never good enough for big A. These standards allowed him to achieve and excel in life making him the largest squash grower in North Florida, landing his products in every Publix’s supermarket in the nation. He was faced with an inevitable challenge at a young age with the passing of his father. With determination and hard work, Allen surrounded himself with outstanding people to help put him at the top. The diversity and expansion of the businesses created opportunities to engage the children in the successful farm operation.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Keesha Childs; son Trenton Allen Childs; daughter Baylee Childs Mayo and husband Briar Mayo; daughter Ella-Ann Childs; son Nate Childs; son Patto Villafuerte Childs and Eithan Villafuerte; expecting his first granddaughter in February. Mother Sharon Childs; brother Gene Childs of Grand Ridge, FL; sister Missy and husband Bubba Rogers of Greenwood, FL. Uncle Walter Childs of Grand Ridge, FL and nieces, KarissaChilds, Megan Hand (Cameron) and children, Ansley, Gracie, and Kinlee Harris and nephew, Tristan Rogers. Special friends; Richard Jackson, Mac Edenfield, Robert Jackson, Bobby Johnson, JR Moneyham, and Jeff Russel of Grand Ridge, FL.

Allen was proceeded in death by his father Eddie Childs; paternal grandparents Bay and Ella Mae Childs; maternal grandparents Robert and Nadine Demont.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Evangel Church with Tony Buczek and Kelvin Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Childs’ Memorial Family Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Evangel Church.

Pallbearers include Richard Jackson, Mac Edenfield, Neel Rivers, JR Moneyham, Dalton Bennet, Shawn Woods, Bobby Johnson, and Jeff Russel. Honorary pallbearers Timmy Rabon, Lee Finch, Chris Young, Greg Nable, Jamie Hewett, Scott Taylor, and Beaver Yoder.

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