Allen was born on October 7, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO to Virgil & Gladys Flake. He passed away from cancer on November 7, 2021. Allen grew up in Tarkio, MO and graduated from Tarkio High School in 1969. He worked in the construction industry his entire career which took him all over the country. He worked on nuclear plants and breweries to hazardous construction waste removal and eventually having his own business building log homes In Colorado. Allen was well traveled and lived coast to coast. From Oregon, Washington State, Alaska and California to Pennsylvania and back to the west coast, the island of Guam and finally moving to Colorado to be closer to his parents. Even after his building career was over, he really never quit working lending a hand where needed in helping Michelle & Kraig with their booming business, The Block Distilling Co. in Denver, CO. He also loved helping Kristin with the grandkids, taking them to school, and trips to Cold Stone for ice cream. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Loretta Kay Flake Walker. He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Flake Weaver & husband Kraig from Denver, CO and Kristin Flake and her children, Lauren & Rylan from Canon City, CO, nieces and nephew, and many other extended family members and friends. Services for Allen will be at graveside at New Liberty Cemetery, Mound City, MO at 12:00 p.m. December 4, 2021. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Cancer Research Institute in memory of Allen.
Published by The Canon City Daily Record on Nov. 20, 2021.