Douglas Ray Allen, 62
Douglas Ray Allen, 62, of Isabella, died Jan. 15, 2022, at his residence. The family will host a celebration of life at a later date.
He was born July 31, 1959, in Springfield, the son of Norman and Georgia Pauline (Thornhill) Allen.
Douglas grew up in the Mountain Grove area. He graduated from Mountain Grove High School class of 1977.
He owned and operated AHAP (Allen Hydraulics & Air Products) for several years before working as a heavy equipment operator. Later he went to work for the steel plant in Mansfield.
He retired to Isabella about 20 years ago, where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, mudding and doing anything he could outdoors.
He loved spending the summer with his grandkids. He was known by all who loved him as “Pops” and will be greatly missed by each and everyone of them.
Pops is survived by one sister Marietha Leonard and husband Mike; four children Dewayne Allen, Duranda Allen Jackson, Douglas Ray Allen II and Dakota Allen and wife Jessica; grandchildren Gavyn Jordan, Daisy Allen, Alley Jackson, Keona Jackson, Riley Jackson, Aaliyah Allen, Addisyn Allen, Aeker Allen; one great-grandchild, “B” Brianna Jackson-Williams; numerous nieces and nephews; and his two pets Kitty and Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, PO Box 65, Gainesville, MO 65655 to help with final expenses.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com