Longtime Florida Boys Baritone singer Glen Allred dies at 88


Friends and family of a well-loved Southern Gospel singer are preparing for a life celebration.  Glen Allred, whose baritone voice was heard for decades with the Florida Boys, died on Thursday.

Glen was born in Monroe, Tennessee in 1934.  By the time he was 16 he had begun played guitar for the Oak Ridge Quartet. In 1952 he began singing with the Gospel Melody Quartet. You most likely know them better by the name they began using years later: The Florida Boys.

Allred received a Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Baritone in 1971, and was inducted to the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He stayed with The Florida Boys until they retired in 2007.

Funeral services are set for Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Glenan “Glen” H. Allred was 88.