Raymond Allen, 89, of Springfield, and formerly of Ashland, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born May 26, 1919, in Prentice, the son of Samuel and Jessie Decker Allen. He married Sara Petefish on March 17, 1946, in rural Ashland, and she preceded him in death on July 12, 1993.
He is survived by a son, Rod Allen (wife, Barbara) of Champaign; and a good friend, Wanda Stewart of Springfield. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Allen owned and operated Allen Trucking of Ashland for over 40 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Berea Christian Church and was formerly active many years with the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department and the Village of Ashland Board. He was also active in several other civic organizations in the Ashland area.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Berea Christian Church, south of Prentice, with burial in Ashland Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Berea Christian Church. Condolences may be left online at www.buchanancody.com