Charles D. Allen

Charles D. Allen, 79, of Norwood, Missouri, passed away on October 25, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born on September 25, 1937 in Springfield, the son of Thomas and Addie Allen.
 
He was a hard determined worker, working at family auto salvage yards, Howards and B&W. He was also a longtime truck driver and wanted to drive all the way till the day he died.
 
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Addie; brothers, Clay Allen and Lee Nimmo; sisters, Blanche, Dolly, Opal, Hazel, Lily, Angie and Ona; and nephews, Bobby, Kenny and James.

He is survived by his wife, Rose; daughters, Iva (Michael) Carder, Paula (Kevin) Loman, Cathy (Charles) Ondis, Donna (Jamie) Carder, and Anita (Matt) Cooper; son, Thomas (Bailey) Allen; grandchildren, Roseanne Carder, Kelcie Cooper, Micheal Loman, W. Anthony Cooper, Isabelle Cooper, Anora Mcbride and Sadie Allen; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Loman, Jeremiah Mullins and Wyatt Loman; sister, Lily Bryant and family; and many more nieces and nephews including Junior Bohnstedt, Ronnie Bryant, Stella, Sue, Glenda, Robert, Cliff and Sylvia.

He will be sorely missed. Even as a grumpy old man, he had a big heart and best sense of humor. He was loved by many, especially his children, wife and extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the funeral chapel with Floyd and Charles Graham officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com. 

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