Earl E. Allen, age 97, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, January 28, 2022, at Reid Health.

Born July 31, 1924, in English, Indiana, to Torrance F. and Elma Faye Allstout Allen, Earl lived in Wayne County, Indiana, most of his life. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Earl retired from Alcoa. He was a member of the former Chester Heights United Methodist Church. Earl was also a member of VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108 and American Legion Harry Ray Post #65. He was an extraordinary handyman. Earl enjoyed fishing and solving jigsaw puzzles, which kept his mind active, and he would eat as many crab legs as you put in front of him. Earl loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Jillian Allen Parker of Richmond; daughter-in-law, Kathryn Allen of Indianapolis, Indiana; granddaughter, Amy Allen of Indianapolis; grandsons, Zack (Laura) Parker of Richmond, Zeke (Jessica) Parker of New Palestine, Indiana, and Christopher (Montana) Neal of Greenfield, Indiana; great-granddaughters, Alex Parker of Richmond and Kiersten Parker of New Palestine; great-grandsons, Xavier and Paxton Parker, both of Richmond; siblings, William (Georgia) Allen, Lola Deich, Lila (Coy) Deich, Ermel (Alta) Allen, and Ronald (Sheila) Allen; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Gwendoline Oakes Allen, who died June 24, 2004; daughter, Lynette Allen Neal; son, Jeffrey Allen; son-in-law, Jeffrey Neal; sisters, Roberta Morgan and Betty Jean Allen; and brothers, Oral, Frederick, Howard, and Robert Allen.

The family would like to thank the Hospice staff of Reid Health for the wonderful care they gave to Earl.

Visitation for Earl E. Allen will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Mick Miller officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to: VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108, 213 South 8th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.