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Charles (Charlie) Ebbert Allen passed away in his sleep on February 14 after a lengthy illness. Born September 25, 1924 to William and Lottie Allen in Valley Falls, Kansas, he joined the Marines in 1942 and fought in the South Pacific where he earned a Purple Heart. He married Phyllis Reiser in August of 1951, and they reared four children, Craig, Chuck, Marty, and Linda in San Antonio.
Charlie worked at Kelly Air Force Base as Director of Packaging and was recognized for his achievements by having his picture in the Packaging Hall of Fame.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Phyllis, his sister Louise Horn, and his children: Craig and Chuck (Brenda), Marty Worrell (Todd), and Linda Edelman. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlie's name may be made to
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North at 12:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
You may sign the on-line guestbook at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.
Mission Park Funeral Chapel - North
San Antonio, TX 78230
Published in Express-News on Feb. 17, 2013