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Harry Marshall "Dick" Allen, 82, of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Palm Terrace in Mattoon, Ill.
He was born September 30, 1935, the son of Harry and Wilma (Eades) Allen.
He married Doris Hickerson on September 13, 1958, at the Nazarene Church in Hoopeston. She survives.
He is survived by two sons, Rodney (Judy) Allen of Hoopeston, and Michael (Kathy) Allen of Laurel, Md.; six grandchildren, Brandon, James, Mark, Aaron, Tammy, and Kaitlyn; 11 great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, China and Dell; three brothers, William, Leonard, and Steve; and two infant brothers.
Dick was retired. He was drafted into the Army in 1958 and served for two years. He enjoyed stock car racing and going fishing. He also enjoyed singing in the area for churches, weddings and funerals for the past 55 years.
A visitation will be noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Anderson Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m., with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dick's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Published on March 7, 2018
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