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.