He was born in Henderson County on September 12, 1928 to Ezra and Eva Staples Allgood. He was a Christian, having been baptized in the Eve River near Camden, TN. He was a Korean War veteran and was owner and operator of Allgood Salvage in Hollow Rock, TN and Owensboro before retiring.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, John Quentin Allgood and Kim Lawrence Allgood; and a daughter, Adeliah Stigall.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Rochelle Singleton of Nashville; three stepsons, Scott Smith (Kim) of Livermore, KY, Kevin Smith (Kim) of Bridgeport, TX and Mark Smith of Owensboro; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; a sister, Mary Jo Downs (Robert) of Owensboro; a nephew, Daniel D. Downs of Utica, KY; and a niece, Debra Downs Brown (Dennis) of Severna Park, MD.
John's body is being sent for research at the University of Louisville Health Science Center. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson, KY.
James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro is in charge of local arrangements.
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