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Gene Allen

Gene Allen, 64, of Spillertown passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the family home.

Gene was born on July 26, 1957 to William and Barbara (Deaton) Allen. He was a MHS Graduate Class of 1975. Gene loved to work outside and make beautiful designs in his backyard. He loved caring for animals, going on rides with his best pal Belle, and teaching his Grandson Kyler all there was to know about life. He loved listening to The Beatles and 60 and 70’s Rock. He was a laid-back guy that had a heart of gold and would do anything to help anyone in need. He was indeed one of a kind. Gene was a very caring person that always had a way to make you smile.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-Darrell Gower, two sisters- Kathy Allen and Renee Gower-Blackford, a grandson Cory Night Allen, an uncle Carl “Butch” Deaton, an Aunt Gwen Deaton, a Cousin Eric Deaton as well as his best friend and loyal companion his boxer Belle. Gene is survived by a son Dustin Allen of Marion, a partner of 16 years Lisa Cagle-Youngmen of Marion, a step-son Justin Cagle of Marion. Four grandchildren, Kyler Allen of Kentucky, Dustin Allen II of Garland, TX, Gillian Allen of Garland, TX, and Jordyn Allen of Marion. A great granddaughter A’melody Lanae Mayberry of Texas. Four Neices, Sarah Barnard and Eric Rankin of Thompsonville, Christina(Randy)Zachary of Orient, Destiny(Steven)Mitchell of Port Orange, FL, and Brittney(Dustin)Small of West Frankfort. Three Nephews, Jonathan(Crystal) Spicer of Portage, IN, Joshua Spicer of Marion, Jason(Cindy) Spicer of Grandy, NC. Several great nieces and nephews, and a life long friend Wilma “Willie” Rawson of Marion.

Celebration of life services will be held from 12-2pm on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Spillway Group Area at Rend Lake. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.


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