Gerry Lee Allen, age 77 a resident of Portland passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at IU Health Ball Hospital. Gerry attended Redkey and Muncie schools, and served 6 years in the Indiana National Guard as a Staff Sergeant.
Gerry was a small engine mechanic for 35 years at Acker Small Engine and HiWay 3 Hardware in Muncie. He retired after 6 years in the maintenance department of Jay County Hospital. He was a Dunkirk volunteer fireman for many years, and was Fire Chief for 2 years. He joined the Dunkirk Masonic Lodge in 1977, and was an avid motorcycle rider and the go to guy for his family.
Gerry was born July 6, 1944 in Muncie, the son of Joseph and Esther (Cavanaugh) Allen. He was married on July 29, 1966 to Margaret Jones.
His wife of 55 years- Margaret Allen, Portland
1 son- Chuck Allen (wife-Lisa), Greenfield
Grandchildren- Brittany and Brandon Allen, Joseph and Sarah Alexander, and Dylan Routier (wife-Ashley) and 6 Great Grandchildren
3 Sisters- Anna Ruth Sanders, Elwood, Shirley Stanton, Lafayette and Vickie Baker, Ft. Wayne
A special Cousin- Bob Bicknell, Redkey
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers- Larry and Robert Michael Beedy
Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Hillcrest Cemetery, south of Redkey. The Redkey Masonic Lodge will provide Masonic services and Pastor Gil Alicea will officiate the services . The family requests face masks be worn at the graveside services.
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