Mr. Allen is survived by his spouse, Sabrina Kae; a brother, Howard Allen and wife Lorie; three children, Daniel Allen and wife Michele of Dahlgren, Pamela Mandrell and husband Steve of Waltonville, and Owen Allen and wife Pamela of Ina; three stepchildren, Michelle Stevens, Nicole Karcher and Courtney Alvarez; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He liked to say he had a hand in raising a whole bunch of kids and he was proud of all of them.
Omar Edward Allen will be cremated and requested no services. Donations in Eddie’s name can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
A celebration of life is being planned on Oct. 12, 2013, in Dahlgren. The family will announce details soon.
Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.