Allen West Paschal


Dec. 12, 1956-Nov. 30, 2018.

Allen West Paschal passed away peacefully on Nov. 30 in Fort Worth, Texas, surrounded by his family.

Allen was born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 12, 1956, to William Raymond and Lois Marie Paschal. In 1993, he married the love of his life, Adrienne Stocker, and together they built a life filled with love, faith and laughter.

A lover of adventure and life, Allen’s personal motto was to “live life passionately and make a difference” as well as to “do right, fear not.” He loved all of God’s creation: eddylines, rivers, mountains, oceans, deep powder snow, waterfalls and 12-string guitars. And, most of all, he adored his family and friends.

He graduated from Casady School in 1975 and the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1979. Following college, Allen was the director of Adventure Bound/Bear Pole Ranch, an outdoor wilderness camp for youth, and worked on the ski patrol at Monarch Ski Mountain. Returning home to Oklahoma City in 1981, Allen co-founded Data Times Corporation, the first company to digitize newspaper archives for online research before the Internet, where his leadership ensured the success of the company and the future of its employees. In 1998, Allen became CEO of Gale Group, a subsidiary of the Thompson Corp. A member of Young Presidents Organization, he was an entrepreneur who successfully built/managed/consulted for several businesses, including Lone Star Resources, Fort Worth Energy Co., Ft. Worth Pipeline Co., onTargetJobs, Global Medical Management and Ecotest Energy.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Raymond Paschal Jr.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Adrienne, of Ft. Worth; and five children: Christina Paschal, Nick Paschal with wife Ceelah, Callie Johnston, Christopher Paschal and West Paschal; as well as five grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers John Mark Paschal and partner Billy, Oklahoma City; David Paschal, Austin; and his sister Carolyn Paschal; as well as his nephew, West Jackson and wife Sarah and their children, all of Pagosa Springs.

A memorial service for Allen was held on Dec. 6 at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth.

Should friends desire, memorials may be given to charities of choice, the American Heart Association, Compassion International, Children’s Relief International (Rockwall, Texas) and/or All Church Home (Fort Worth, Texas).