Douglas Franklin Allen, 74 of Granite City passed from this life on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his home. Douglas was born on February 20, 1937 in East St. Louis, IL. He was a long time bag man in the bag house for the Terra Corporation in Granite City. He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter, Renee Wallace of Perryville, MO; sons, Ricky Allen of Arkansas, Randy Allen of Perryville, MO; life companion, Lucille (Wallace) DeCosta of Granite City; grandchildren, Ronny Wallace, Robert Wallace, Selena Dunbar, Christina Allen, Tiffany Barker; great-grandchildren, Jay Barker, Cheyenne Barry, Taylor Allen; brothers, Daniel Allen, Victor Allen; sisters, Dorothy and Betty. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian F. Allen and his parents, Dewey & Pearl (Hunt) Allen. Friends may call on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 fro 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Eddie Linhart officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City.
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