Fred Allen

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

PULASKI, Ill. -- Fred J. Allen Jr., 63, of Pulaski died Monday evening, Oct. 16, 2006. He was born May 19, 1943, in Pulaski, the son of the late Fred J. Allen Sr. and Eileen Leewright Allen. He was married to Louise Rife and attended the Ullin Baptist Church in Ullin, Ill. Mr. Allen was a member of the Egyptian Country Club in Mounds where he also served as a board member. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepbrother, Ted Brown, and his stepmother, Flora Belle Allen.

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Louise Rife Allen of Pulaski; a daughter, Vonda and husband David Dexter of Ullin; a grandson, Christopher Dexter of Ullin; a granddaughter, Courtney Dexter of Ullin; two sisters, Mary Ellen Windings of Villa Ridge, Ill., and Marion Rhude of Collinsville, Ill.; a stepbrother, Carl Brown of Atlanta; two brothers, Garrett Allen of Toledo, Ohio, and Randy Allen of Olmsted, Ill.; two half brothers, Bob McMillan of South Bend Ind., and Brian Allen of Osprey Fla.; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Visitation is at the Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill., where friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

Funeral services for Mr. Allen will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds with the Rev. John Windings officiating. Internment will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge.

At the request of the family, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Ullin Baptist Church or the American Leukemia Association in memory of Mr. Allen.

Barkett Funeral Home of Mounds is in charge of the arrangements.