TIPP CITY - Charles Edward Allen, "Chuck," 71, of Tipp City, died suddenly September 28, 2013, following a recent cancer diagnosis.
Born June 25, 1942, to Walker and Edna (Jessee) Allen.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson Thomas Hilt Allen and his brother-in-law Dave Morton.
He was survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Hilt Allen, as well as his children and grandchildren; Matt and Amy Allen, Davis, Jake, Sophia (Kettering); Pete and Rebecca Schinaman, Walker, Kate, Charlie, Otto (Tipp City); Mark and Gina Allen, Renee', Jonathan, Jeannette (Copley). He is survived by his brother Walker (Tresha) Allen of Gig Harbor, Washington, his sister Jackie (Jess) Evans of Shalimar, Florida, his sister Neva Morton of Beavercreek, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Chuck was a 1960 graduate of Patterson Co-op High School. He also attended Ohio State University and proudly served in the Army Air Force Reserves. As a young man, he enjoyed his motorcycles and his Mustangs and was active in the Dayton Ski Club. He always owned a boat and enjoyed being on the water.
After working for Hobart Corporation in Troy, Chuck started Advanced Machinery Concepts in 1978, and 35-years later it continues today as a thriving family business.
Chuck loved his family above all else. He retreated back to Ohio after a short retirement to Florida when he realized the warmth and sunshine were nothing compared to the hugs and kisses of his grandchildren. He loved to drive his local grandchildren to school and enjoyed treating them to breakfast at Bob Evans.
Chuck was a great guy who lived life on his own terms. He did what he felt was right and was not concerned about others' opinions of him. He led by example and was generous beyond measure. Family vacations were rarely just the immediate family, with friends and family members often tagging along.
Chuck was active in his community and served countless organizations. He served on the Greater Miami Valley Salvation Army board for the past ten years and previously served on the board at Miami Valley Golf Club where he was an active, devoted member for over 25-years. He was past president of the Jaycees and served as a JCI Senator. He co-chaired the St. John's Catholic Church building committee, fundraising drive for the current church, and was a proud Mason.
Chuck had a passion for golf and playing cards with his friends. He loved his Buckeye football and UK basketball. He traveled the world for pleasure and business. He was lucky enough to have some unique experiences in his life - he had had a hole in one, he attended The Masters, he fly-fished in Alaska, he played the finest golf courses in the United States, along with several trips to St. Andrews. He celebrated Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, and so much more. Chuck was full of energy and lived life to the fullest.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 4th, 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home in Tipp City. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 10:00 am at St. John's Catholic Church with Father Marc Sherlock officiating. A lunch will be held immediately following the ceremony. Private graveside services will be held for the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the following 501(c)3 charities that were meaningful to Chuck, the Thomas Hilt Allen Foundation to help raise awareness, fund research, and provide financial and spiritual support to families who have lost a child to SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (THA Foundation, PO Box 4192, Akron, OH 44321) or The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Dayton, Ohio to assist underprivileged communities to receive programs, resources, services, and support that their families and children so desperately need.
Online condolences may be made at www.fringsandbayliff.com.
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 W. Main St. Tipp City, OH 45371