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Allen Forrest Glenn Allen, 89, passed away May 17, 2017 in Mesa AZ. He was born Jan 14, 1928 in St. Petersburg FL. to the late Clinton E. Allen and Bernice D. (Byers) Allen. He graduated from University High School in Columbus, Ohio, where he excelled at football, basketball and baseball and received the nickname "Fogie". He went on to attend OSU where he also played football and became a passionate Buckeye fan for the remainder of his life. From there he went to Virginia Military Institute and was drafted in the Army and deployed to Germany. While in Germany he again played football on the Army league. That lead to a tryout offer from the Detroit Lions professional team, but by the time he got out of the Army it was too late. He was discharged in Oct.1952, Sergeant First Class from the Tank Corps. Living many years in Lincoln Village North, near Columbus, Ohio, he raised his family and began a lucrative career in real estate in 1962 with Twink Starr Realty. He became a real estate broker in 1968, office in New Rome, OH. He was very active in the community including LVRA and a past president of the Civitan Club. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patsy Dorsey Allen; three children, Brad G.(Julie), Deborah (Joe) Thomas, and Terrance (Jeannie); nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The marriage of Forrest and Patsy joined two families, adding sons, Mark, Brad and Greg Keith. They were true sons in Forrest's eyes. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters Barbara Garrett and Nancy Allen. Forrest's outgoing personality and positive attitude was infectious. He was very funny and loved to laugh and spread joy. Having a great smile, he made everyone around him feel welcome. Dancing was always a favorite social activity for Forrest. He lead a full and healthy life; "it was to be lived". He was a one of a kind, self made man. An amazing father, grandfather, husband, uncle and friend. Goodbye for now Fogie, we all love you very much. There will be no public services.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 25, 2017
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