- December 12, 1933 - November 28, 2012
- Kingman, Indiana
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“Just wanted to say i am sorry for your loss to the family. Charlie was a funny guy. He would laugh and tell jokes in the cafe. He enjoyed a good...Read More »
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“My heart and prayers go out to the family of this hero! May they know that his service to our country will always be honored!
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“Please accept my condolences on your loss and my personal loss of another of my Vietnam brothers. May God keep his arms around all who grieve. My...Read More »
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“We will raise you up in prayer and continue to pray for until the hurt is not as painful. We are sadden for my Dad and I hope he will not mourn as...Read More »
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Sanders Funeral Care
Charles L. Allen, 78, of Kingman, passed away at 5pm on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born in Wallace on December 12, 1933 to the late Archie T. and Ura (Bowman) Allen. He married Clarissa C. (Caton) Allen on September 8, 1999 in Bluffton IN. He attended Kingman High School until he enlisted into the United States Marine Corp when he was 17 years old.
Charles proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received 8 medals including the Combat Action ribbon and the Good Conduct with silver metal. In his younger years he was a body builder, he loved fast cars, raced drag cars and motorcycles, was a dare devil, admired Dale Earhart, and always lived life to the fullest.
He is survived by his wife, Clarissa of Kingman; a stepson, Fleetwood (Samantha) Caton III of Crawfordsville; a brother, Robert Burtron (Eileen Rios) of Beaufort SC; two sisters, Sue Blanchard of Rockchester, IN and Nancy (Dallas) Hammond of Lebanon, IN; and two grandchildren, Clarissa and Fleetwood Caton IV.
He was preceded in death by a son Charles Jr. and two sisters Kathy Mitilla and Mary Brinigar.
Visitation will be held on Monday December 3, 2012 from 12pm until time of service at 2pm at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S 1st Street , Kingman. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery will full military honors. Sanders Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com To view the Tribute video click on the following link http://videos.lifetributes.com/353383
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