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Richard W Allen

Richard W. Allen “Rick”, 63, of Vandalia, passed away on Thursday October 4, 2018, peacefully at his home.

Rick was born in Mexico, Missouri on July 12, 1955 to Robert and Alta Mae Allen of Vandalia, Missouri.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Waters Funeral Home. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Rick worked as a stationary engineer for Missouri Department of Corrections - Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center for 18 years. Rick was most often found enjoying his passion of old cars and hot rods. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren his passion and love for old cars. He also enjoyed playing pitch and horseshoes along with spending time with his many family and friends. He was also actively involved in the Dam Few Cruisers Car Club of Vandalia, MO along with many other car clubs through the years.

Rick is survived by his loving wife Glenda Allen; Four children, Robert Clint Allen and his children Eli, Lola and Lyla; April Randi (Bruce) and daughter Raylee; Stacy Branstetter (Sarah) and their children Teale (Jon), Lydia, Draven and Zachary; Lynette Chrisman and her children Ryan (Cortney) and Lyndle (Jordyn); Leroy Null and his son Remington. Three sisters, Debbie Shramek (Bill) of Perry, MO, Terry Moore (Ron) and Nancy Stotler (Shorty) of Vandalia, MO; two brothers Nick Allen of Vandalia, MO and Timothy Allen (Dottie) of Columbia, MO.  Also surviving is Rick’s lifelong best friend Ronnie Singleton, and other family and friends.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents, one brother in law, Ronnie Gene Motley Jr., one son in law, Kevin D. Chrisman, his mentor Raymond Roberts and his little buddy.

The family would also like to make a special tank you to the nurses at Community Loving Care Hospice in Bowling Green, MO for the loving and compassionate care they provided for Rick.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to MD Anderson Women’s Cancer Center in Houston Texas, in care of the Waters Funeral Home, 500 South Main Street, P.O. Box 84 Vandalia, MO  63382

Online condolences may be made to the family on Rick’s memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com


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Wow so many memories, Rick's 53 after he had it redone. I was down looking at it, Rick pointed out a little dent on driver side chrome peace ran down the windshield. I new exactly what it was I had shot all the windows and what ever I could shoot on the car. That was before he was old enough to even drive the car. Rick told me it wasn't to remind him of me. But to never buy his grandkids a freaking Bb gun. Lol. Miss you, I pray I can truly mourn you soon. Your little brother Tim. Seagal you fly.......

Little brother Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

Thank You so much for being my husbands best friend ever. We miss you and love you. Until we see you again.

Diane Singleton Oct 8 2018 12:00 AM

Glenda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Prayers to you and yours!
Gary Moore

Gary Moore Oct 8 2018 12:00 AM

Rick was a terrific drummer,singer and a great friend. I thought of him and Glenda almost every day. He will be greatly missed.

Bill Pettey Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

Farewell my brother. Peace to you and your family. Ill see you on the other side. Tip.

Don Tipton Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

Rick played drums on my Dads and Moms porch bsck in about 1970. Innagodadavida for about a 30 minute drum solo. It was pretty damn good too!

Don Tipton Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Allen

Betty Davis Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

Rick was so sweet and good just like my sister Glenda Sue. He would help anybody that needed help .He would go and check on his little Buddy Bradley every day till he pass. He kinda drove like our Aunt Nell slow and easy. It might take him longer but he al-way's made it where they going. We will miss seeing him sitting the garage watch the cars go by and Him and Glenda listening too Baseball games on the radio smoking cigar, We will see you soon sweetie at what I call Home. Thank You staying long enough for your Anniversary and too see your daughter April and her family.God Bless LOVE you Rick.

Gloria Worley Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM