Donald “Butch” Allen

January 05, 1939 ‒ September 02, 2011

Adairo, Ohio

Butch Allen loved classic cars. At one time he had a collection of 21 vehicles, with models spanning from 1928 to 1979. He was especially fond of 1960s Ford Thunderbirds, proudly collecting one from each model year.

Though he loved classic cars, he loved the people in his life more. His kindness and generosity led him to help anybody. A man of great loyalty and devotion, Butch passed away Friday, September 2, 2011. He was 72.

He was born January 5, 1939, in Johnsville to Russell M. and Glea A. (Baker) Allen. A former member of Carpenters Union Local #735, in 1992 he and his sons formed Triple AAA Interiors, their own construction company specializing in interior systems. He retired in 2001.

Butch was a member of Crestline Eagles #859, Crestline VFW Post #2920, Lexington VFW Post #5101, and the Galion Moose.

He is survived by his sons and a daughter-in-law David & Lana Allen of Mansfield and Jeffrey Allen of Mansfield; his daughter and son-in-law Pamela & John Trumpower of Lexington; grandchildren Shandra Allen of Pensacola, FL, Cassandra Allen, and Emilie Allen both of Mansfield, Keshia Allen and Janae Trumpower both of Lexington; great-grandchildren Kierslyn Allen and John Taylor, II; his sister Helen Jordan of Mansfield; a sister-in-law Edna Allen of Johnsville; cherished friends Shirley & Lloyd Feick of Ontario; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Hailey Trumpower, brothers Gale William Allen, Howard Gene Allen, and Carl Norman Allen, and a brother-in-law Glenn Jordan.

The Allen family will receive friends Monday, September 5, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Visiting continues Tuesday from 11 a.m. To 1 p.m. in the funeral home, where his funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Ron Biddle will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in Mr. Allen’s memory to Special Wish Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Allen family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com