Clemmons Allen Jr.
1942 - 2017
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Clemmons James Allen, Jr. "Clem" age 75 was a lifelong resident of Gary, Indiana. Clem made his transition from earth to life triumphant on Tuesday September 5, 2017 at Southlake Methodist Hospital. He was born on July 9, 1942 in Gary, Indiana to the late Clemmons J. Allen, Sr. and Mae Gladys Allen. He married his loving sweetheart, Dorothy J. Allen and was married 34 years before preceding him in death in 1994. To their union were born two loving children L'Tanya Allen-Harris and Clemmons J. Allen III. Clem is survived by two granddaughters April Nicole and Nakayla Angel; two grandsons Carl of Portsmouth, VA and Walter of Atlanta, GA; 4 sisters Janelle of Los Angeles, Rilene of Chesapeake, VA, Linda of Las Vegas, NV and Sharon of Gary, IN; Clem has had a very special loving and supportive relationship with Ms. Freddie Harris of Gary, IN and two very loving daughters-in-law Carolyn Allen and Shenai Woodson-Allen. Clem retired from the City of Gary's Police Department and Fire Department with 20 years of service. He also was a very loyal and devoted Gary City Councilman and loved working with the community. He also was an employee of the Calumet Township Office and Lake County Sheriff Department. Clem was a member of Gary United Fire and Police Retired Association of Indiana Chapter 9. He remained a member in good standing at Christ Baptist Church for 34 years, being involved in several ministries until his death. Visitation Tuesday September 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. All Services at Christ Baptist Church 4700 W. 7th Avenue.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Sep. 8 to Sep. 10, 2017.
09:00 - 11:00 AM
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January 24, 2018
My brother my friend you will be missed I love you always your little brother Eric
Eric Baker Sr.
December 26, 2017
Mr Allen was a strong man who let nothing stop him. He was a guiding loving soul. May he rest in peace
Dana Majewski
September 24, 2017
So sorry to hear of Mr. Allen's passing. I learned the importance of keeping a well manicured lawn by watching how he, Mr. Eddie Jackson and my dad Elvin Deloney took care of their properties. Back in the day that little stretch of 13th Ave was a beautiful site to behold. I can just imagine the 3 of them in heaven tending to God's glorious garden. May God give you comfort in the memories.
Denise (Deloney) Boone-Bennett
Denise (Deloney) Boone- Bennett
September 23, 2017
Clem and I were on the first GPD Task force in 1968 and remained friends for years. He and Wardell Hampton and I had lunch together last Christmas. Little did we know it would be the last one for us to be together. He was a good cop and man of God. Our condolences and prayers to the family. All will miss his laugh and talk.
Wally DeRose
September 21, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Family of Clemmons Allen, Jr.

Clem and I worked on the GPD Task Force from 1968-70 and were not only Brother Police Officers but good friends, as well. Just last month, I was fortunate to receive a phone call from Clem and even though we hadn't talked in many years, we two dinosaurs had a great conversation!

Rest In Peace, Brother Clem, and know you'll not be forgotten! My prayers are with you and your family and I'm sure they will reflect on the wonderful days you had together. May God Bless you all!
Albert Nedoff
September 19, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
September 16, 2017
To the entire Allen family my sincerest condolences Clem will be sorely missed he was a pillar of the community he was a kind person one of the dearest neighbors on Clinton. May the Lord comfort you as only he can and may he now say to Clem well done good and faithful servant.
Glindia McClatchey
September 13, 2017
To the Allen and Calhoun Family, may God comfort you as only He can. You are in our prayers.
Sharon Wynn-Ishman
September 13, 2017
I was so sorry to hear of Clem's illness and even sadder to learn of his passing. He was always one of the best people. He treated me like a big brother, always willing to offer common sense advice and wise counsel. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Kenneth Goodwin
September 12, 2017
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Clem was a blessing to so many people. He will be missed. But his legacy of service to others will not be forgotten. I'm praying that God will continue to comfort you during this time.
Patricia Jackson
September 12, 2017
My sincere condolences to the entire Allen family. May God give you peace and comfort, during this most difficult time.
George Johnson
September 12, 2017
To Sharon and Family....
Prayers and condolences at the loss of your loved one. May your faith in God and your warm memories give you comfort.

Gloria Jordan Williams
September 11, 2017
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Bob Ware
September 11, 2017
To the Family of Clemmons Allen, Jr.:

My sincerest condolences are extended to you in the loss of your loved one.

Clemmons, was a classmate of mine, Roosevelt High School Class of 1960. May God keep you in his most comforting embrace.


Blanche (Brooks) Stubbs
Gary Roosevelt Class of 1960.
Blanche (Brooks) Stubbs
September 11, 2017
To the Family of Clem, Jr.

You have our heartfelt condolences in the transition of your Beloved Clem. May the fond memories sustain you in the months to come!
Jimmie and Daisy Curtis
September 11, 2017
To the Allen Family:

May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief of a life well lived. GOD Bless.
Barbara Townsend
September 11, 2017
My Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your loved one. My prayers are with your family. There are no words to express the sorrow I feel. Prophetess Rose Mary Jackson
Rose Mary Jackson
September 11, 2017
To Sharon and the family of Clemmon Allen; I just want to say that I feel your pain as I just recently lost my brother; I will say that God is in control although we loved them here on earth but God love them the most. "To be absent from the body is to be with the Lord"

Roxanne Medina
Merrillville, IN
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September 10, 2017
To the family,

Clem is at peace. Think of the
good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. Clem and I would talk every now and then back in the day. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
September 10, 2017
May God Bless your family.
Sadie Ethridge
September 10, 2017
rip clem you will be missed
gwendolyn turner West
September 9, 2017
To the family of Clem Allen(a fine Gary Police Officer in the city of Gary, Ind.for a many years. You're in my prayers and you all have my deepest condolences. May Da Lord keep you all in his everlasting arms, from now on. '' God Bless you all ''.
Tyrone Amos
September 9, 2017
Our condolences to Clem's family. I hope you can take comfort in the fact Clem has no more pain and he is reunited with Dorothy
john&ada clark
September 9, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the family.

May the God of all comfort bring you peace and strength during this most difficult time.

September 9, 2017
My condolences to the Allen family for the loss of Mr. Allen Jr. May God be your strength at all times. Be blessed.
Donna Wilson-Okogwu
September 9, 2017
To the Allen Family.... We are so sorry to hear of your father, brother and uncle's passing. You have our deepest and sincerest sympathy.
Sam and Natalie Stewart
September 9, 2017
To My Little Brother and Sister - Clem and L'Tanya,

My God give you peace. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Mr Allen has left a legacy and the two of you will carry it on. I love both of you and I am only a phone call away. Know God will be with you always.
Ozella Kelley
September 9, 2017
Sometimes things happen for a reason office Allen was a great man and a awesome Police Officer he trained me and I will not for get him he is now 10-42 R.I.P my friend made God Bless your family and friends.
Joyce Morris
September 8, 2017
May the peace and comfort of God surround the family in the days to come. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Our prayers are with you.
The Bridges Family
September 8, 2017
Mr Allen Jr. You were a wonderful person with a heart of gold you will truly be miss
Larry & Dee Ellison
September 8, 2017
To The Allen Family:

May God grant you His Peace and Serenity during this time of mourning. Clem will be missed by many. Although he was loved by many God loved him more. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Dorothy Preston
September 8, 2017
RIP Mr. Allen, neighborhood dad. They don't make them like that anymore..
Bryce Thomas
September 8, 2017
Condolences to the Allen Family know that he is safe in his arms, Keeping you in my prayers!!From the Reed Family!!
Samantha Reed-Johnson
September 8, 2017
To the Allen Family:
Sometimes God sends people into your life to aid, nurture and to be of service. Clem was one of those chosen people. He was there if he was needed. You could always learn a lesson from him. He was kind and dedicated. These are values that few have. Know that Clem is in God's care. He loved family, community and most of all, God. Take pride in knowing that Clem has been told, "Servant, well done."
Lee and Diane Hobbs
September 8, 2017
To a dear friend may you Rest In Peace you will be truly missed by one and all. So long my friend. May the lord reach up to meet you.
Frank Burk
September 8, 2017
You have my deepest sympathy in the death of Mr.Allen. Thank for your service to our city.
Myrtle Mateen
September 8, 2017
Prayers of comfort and strength to all those touched by this loss.
Denise S.
September 8, 2017
To my brother in Christ, You beat me getting to the home we call heaven. Please ask the Lord to save a place for me. Hope you are standing by the Pearly Gates when I arrive.
Your Brother In Christ
Deacon Roy Roddy
Roy Royy
September 8, 2017
So sorry for your loss. May God continue to comfort the family . Romans 12:12.
September 8, 2017
A man of great substance and great faith!
May God rest his soul and give him eternal life in Jesus Christ. To the family allow his precious memories to give you comfort and may the Lord keep you.
Minister Gary
September 8, 2017
Clem, a friend and a gentleman. He will be missed.
Peace be with the family.
Otho Lyles III
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