Allen Jr. John W. Allen Jr., age 82, of Unionville Center, died Thursday morning, March 7, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital Emergency Room with his loving family at his side. Born July 9, 1930 in Unionville Center. Born, raised and lived in the same house his entire life. A dedicated US Marine during the Korean Conflict. Spervisor at Ranco Controls for 41 years. Known as the "Bald Eagle" during his CB radio days. John was an avid fisherman and never went anywhere without his faithful companion Casey. Preceded in death by brother Herman Allen, sister and brother-in-law Doris and Ross Venrick. Survived by loving wife, Patricia (Welch) Allen; children, John W. Allen of Plain City, Rebecca (Roger) Roush of Plain City, Steve (Ellie) Allen of Georgia; six grandchildren, Kristi Kapel, Jonathan Kyle Allen, Rodney Roush, Richard Roush, Robert Roush, Wesley Allen; numerous great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main Street, (St. Rte. 161W), Plain City, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 and burial Unionville Center Cemetery. Full Military Honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard. Visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to share a special memory.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 8, 2013