In Loving Memory

Eugene Allen

August 16, 1935 - July 20, 2023

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Eugene Allen, a native of Mobile, AL and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the age of 87.

Eugene attended Murphy High School, where he was an all-star city, county and state basketball player.  He enlisted in the US Army where he served in the Korean War and played basketball professionally for the Army. He was the proud owner of Allen’s Services for 40 years.  Eugene loved anything related to the water, such as fishing, skiing and boating.  He loved muscle cars and loud mufflers.  He also had a love of dancing and was known as “Gene, Gene, the dancing machine”.  But his greatest love was family, which was the most important thing in his life, as well as getting baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in November of 1969.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy Allen and Nancy Fretwell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Geraldine Deakle Allen; his children, Rhett Williams (Kim), Renee Fraley (Mark), Regina Fraley (Timothy), Raquel Allen, Rori Whittington (Keven), Sharon Gibson (Garrett) and Stacy Vandiver (Rick); his grandchildren, Chad Williams (LeeAnn), Blake Williams (Ashley), Natalie Rollin (Tyler), Lindsay Jackowiak (Bob), Roman Hanberg, Reilly Allen, Reid Witherington and Ryker Whittington, Andy Fraley (Elizabeth), Toshia Norman, Marquitta Fraley, Jerome Wilkinson (Kristin), Brianna Whittington; and nineteen great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at Daphne Civic Center, 2603 US Highway 98, Daphne AL, on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 2PM.  The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to your favorite charity in his name.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL 36526 is assisting the family.

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