Charley William Allen

Charley William Allen


Charley William Allen, 87, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Friday (November 25, 2016) at his home.

Charley was born October 1, 1929 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Herbert and Stella (Reger) Allen. On September 24, 1951 in Bloomfield, Iowa, Charley was united in marriage to Wilma "Sis" Eyler who preceded him in death on October 19, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lila Mae Lay and Deloris Purvis.

Charley is survived by two daughters, Cindy Prough and husband Arley Paul of Queen City, MO, and Brenda Allen of Greentop, MO; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Iris Jean Allen of Indianapolis, IN; brother-in-law Clarence "Bud" Purvis of Marshalltown, IA; four grandchildren, J.P. Prough and wife Becky, Kylie Prough, Candy Rowland and husband Stefan, and Reba Morgan all of Queen City, MO; four great-grandchildren, Eddie Paul Berry, Grace May Rowland, Charley Paul Prough, and Danielle Marie Prough; his special friend Lois Smith of Memphis, MO, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Charley received his education in the Hungry Hollow rural school. He served his Country in the United States Army during the Korean War, receiving the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the RoK Presidential Unit Citation two overseas bars. Since 1978, Charley resided in Baring, Kirksville, and Greentop. While in Baring, he owned and operated Kiley & Eyler Gas Station and later owned and managed Allen's Cafe & Tavern. He was last employed a number of years for Sparks Construction Company of Kirksville.

Charley had the best garden in Greentop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, his cattle and livestock, making pies, and helping with 4-H. Starting in 1950, Charley began calling square dancing which he enjoyed the rest of his life. Charley was a very devoted family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charley was a life member of Kirksville V.F.W. Post 2508.

Charley has been cremated. Military veteran services will be held for Charley and his wife, Sis Allen, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri, on Friday (December 2, 2016) at 2:30 p.m. Services are under the direction of Travis-Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville.

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