Friday, June 12, 2009

Uncle Allen's Obituary

Sept. 7, 1921 - June 6, 2009

Allen was born in Terre Haute. He was the youngest son of Blanche and Allen Asay Sr. Allen Jr. had two older brothers, Fred and Harold, and a sister, Dorothy. He attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, and Wiley High School. He met Alice McCoy at Starke’s Dance School, and they married Dec. 15, 1942.

During World War II Allen served in the anti-aircraft division of Patton’s Third Army. In June of 1944, he was part of the Normandy Invasion. He was D-Day +4 and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

For many years Allen was one of the top salesmen at Levin Brothers Wholesale Company. Later he retired from Kryling Flooring of Evansville.

He is survived by five children, Sandra A. Marietta (Ron) of Miami, Fla., Jane Keegan (Gary) of Sun City Center, Fla., Rebecca Sterling (widow) of Nashville, Tenn., Steve Asay (Cathy) of Connersville, and Paul Asay (Sherrie) of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was an active member of Bible Center Church, and later Maryland Community Church and Maranatha Alliance Church.

Allen was a loving husband and father; he was an example to his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed parades, parks, and taking his family on vacations to Florida. He never missed an opportunity to watch the sunset on the beach. He loved God and his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 13, 2009, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel. 85 E. Springhill Drive, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Abe Miller officiating. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 will conduct graveside military rites.

Please pray for the whole family tomorrow, especially his wife and kids. Unfortunately Aunt Alice won't be there for the funeral, she is unwell.

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