Allen Ray Douglas

Jan 16th, 1931 - Jan 26th, 2019


First Baptist Church

Thu, Jan. 31st, 2019 11am


First Baptist Church

Thu, Jan. 31st, 2019 1pm

Allen Ray Douglas

Marion-Allen Ray Douglas, 88, passed into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the VA Medical Center.

Allen was born on January 16, 1931 in Marion to Andy and Bessie (Geer) Douglas. He married Sharon (Joram) Middleton in 1976 and she survives.

Allen served in the U.S. Navy during the Korea era. He was the former manager at Ozark Airlines then was the Maintenance Superintendent at the Marion Housing Authority.  Allen was a longtime member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Wife-Sharon Douglas

Daughter-Alana and Michael Moss

Son-Steven and May Douglas

Step Daughter-Kim Warren

Step Son-Michael and Karen Middleton


Casey Murphy and fiancé Roni Lamp

Dakota Murphy

Lila May Douglas

Benjamin and Oakley Warren

Mylea Middleton

Granddaughter Violet on the way

Sister-Patsy Connell

Special friend-Elizabeth McRoy

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lila Campbell and step son in law, Bob Warren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1pm at First Baptist Church in Marion with Dr. Bob Dickerson and Rev. Mark Fisher officiating. Military Rites will be performed by the Marion VFW with assistance from the U.S. Navy. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11am until the time of service at the church.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the VA Community Living Center and will be accepted at the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all of Allen’s caregivers.

6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Debbie Tanner Kissel

    From: Carbondale , Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2019

    Kim, My heart breaks for you and your family and I am praying for God’s ultimate peace for you all ❤️🙏🏻 I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Mary Smith

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2019

    Kim we haven’t talked in a long time but I wanted to say I’m sorry to hear this. I pray for you and your family at this time.

  • Guest: Mary Lee Anderson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2019


    So sorry to hear about Allen. We always talked with him when he walked at the mall. He will be missed

    Jerry & Mary Lee Anderson

  • Guest: Elizabeth G Gundlach

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2019

    We were glad to have been able to get to know Allen in these last months. We respect his service for our country and hearing about his life at the airport. He was always friendly and interested in knowing what was going on with us. He never complained about not being able to see and was quick to praise Sharon for being such a wonderful wife and help.

  • Guest: Sandy Tanner

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2019

    Kim, I was so sorry to hear about Allen. I know the last few months have been tough on you and your mom. I pray the Lord give you both the peace you need during this time of sorrow. I know you both went above and beyond taking care of Allen.

  • Guest: Deborah Jane Wright

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2019

    Sharon and family……So sorry for your loss, sending prayers.
    Clearon and Jane(Ross) Wright