Gary Lee Allen, son of the late Shirley Ray Allen and Joyce Marie Leigh Cunningham Allen, was born on Jan. 29, 1953, in Ogden, Utah, and died on Jan. 27, 2013, at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo., at the age of 59.
Mr. Allen was employed as a forklift operator at Arvin for 30 years and was a resident of Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Marian Allen in August of 1975. He was later united in marriage to Rona Morefield on Sept. 24, 2004, in Corning Ark. Mrs. Rona Allen survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Garrett Allen of Dexter, Mo.; by one daughter, Angie Scroggins, of Dexter, Mo.; by three step-daughters, Paula Rogers of Lowndes, Mo., Ashley Isaac and Morgan Isaac, both of Dexter, Mo.; by one brother, Jonas Allen, of Dittmer, Mo.; and by three sisters, Charlene Stogsdill of Arnold, Mo., Sharon Condray of Valley Mines, Mo., and Pauline Murphy of St. Peters, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Carl Allen.
Arrangements are being handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.