Richard Lamar Allen, age 67, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Born February 22, 1953 in Springfield Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude & Betty Allen; sisters, Carolyn Kidd, Barbara House, Shirley Wimms and brother, Gary Allen. He is survived by his daughters, Shana Shumate & Ra'Chel Allen; life partner, Linda Jones; sister, Beverly Jackson and brother Jeffrey Allen. He was also a father figure to life partner Linda Jones’ children, Richard, Anita & Lisa. Further survived by grandchildren, Antwyn, Erica, Sierra, Haji, Thalia, Drucilla, Deserae, Brie-anne, Corielle, Corey, Coreia, Jackson and Chase; great-grandchildren, Jalia, Noelle, Corynn, Camri, Romell & Romero, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Richard, affectionately known as Rick or Ricky, was a graduate of South High School and a lifelong resident of Springfield, Ohio. Richard started Allen's Gas Line business in the Springfield community and successfully ran it until his retirement in the early 2000's. Rick will be remembered as being a loving man, with a great personality and for his funny comedic side. Rick's favorite past times were fishing, cooking and gardening. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. A memorial will be announced at a later date.
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