Obituary: Charles Duane Allen

September 6, 1955 – June 13, 2020

Charles Duane Allen, 64, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his residence.

Born September 6, 1955, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Paul G. and

Orpha (Kimble) Allen.  He married Martha Ann (Fox) Krenke-Allen on October 28, 2010.

Charles was employed in the parts department at Mullis CarQuest Auto Parts.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 654 and loved singing and playing music.  Charles was a great husband, father, and mechanic.  He loved his best friend, his dog Willie.  Charles graduated from Mitchell High School in 1973.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Krenke-Allen of Bedford; stepchildren, Jeffrey, Brooke, and Annie; two stepchildren from a previous marriage; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Paula Carpenter of Whiteland and Joyce K. Speer, of Roy, Utah

His parents; brother, Richard G. Allen; and sister, Brenda L. Curry, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.   Monday, June 22, at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Cremation will follow.

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