Carl Allen Jr.

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Loving son, brother, uncle and friend, Brother Carl Allen Jr., also affectionately called Sonny Man, was called home to be with the Lord unexpectedly.

Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Mary L. Allen; grandparents, Dallas and Daisy Allen, and William and Rosie Dickerson; uncles, Marshall, Dallas, Leroy and Joseph Allen; William, Walter, Charles and Henry Dickerson; William Beasley, Melvin Mapp, Marvin Williams, Sr., Carroll McBroom Sr., Lawrence Western, Sr., John Wilson, and Marvin Bibb, Sr., Duke Western Sr. Johnny Wilson, Sr.; aunts Nancy Beasley, Mildred Mapp, Ruby Williams, Hattie Dickerson, Lula Stritmire, Virginia Dickerson, Mabel Brooks; Marcella, Daisy, Sarah Allen, and Dot. Survived by his father, Rev. Carl W. Allen, Sr., sister Rosie Frazier-Almon; nephew, John C. Allen; uncle, Rev. Calvin Allen; aunts, Ola Bibb, Daisy Wilson, Gracie McBroom, Debra Western, Dorothy Allen and Barbara Valentine, special cousins and ”road dog” Rachel Bibb and David Beasley; many other cousins, relatives and friends.

Carl joined Friendship Baptist Church and was baptized at the age of 10. Carl loved church and sung in the Junior Choir was a member of the church youth group.

Carl graduated from Marion-Franklin High School and was later drafted to the United States Armed Forces into the Control Group Reinforcement. He received a honorable discharge on October 1, 1975. Carl was employed by DCSC until the time of his retirement with 17 years of service. He was a volunteer for the VA Hospital for many years, a duty he loved and served faithfully. Everyone knew him as Mr. Carl, and his smile and humor were contagious. When the VA hospital held their annual volunteer banquets, Carl would be so happy preparing to attend. Finding the right suit, and most of all, the right date were important to him. And Carl loved to dress. His hair was his shining glory. It had to be cut and styled just right. The sales ladies at Macy’s Easton perfume section awaited his arrivals. He purchased cologne as often as one would purchase groceries. He loved smelling good. Carl loved life, and he loved people. He never met a stranger. He hugged everyone he met. And he could talk to you for hours. Carl also had a huge heart that neighborhood store owners where he shopped, and restaurants where he ate were shocked to learn of Carl’s passing. He was that “guy.” A true giver, someone who always paid it forward.

Carl later joined his father’s church, Rose of Sharon Non-denominational Church in 1998. He loved the Lord and served as the drummer, and performed up until his passing. He also loved to sing his special song, “Give Me a Heart Like Thine.”

My brother, Carl, will be sorely missed, you’ll never know how much; but God knew He already had a vacancy and a open invitation for a loveable, caring and compassionate drummer like Carl. His resume has been accepted to join God’s Heavenly choir. I found a tablet in his room the other day and he wrote a sentence in his church notes saying, “How can I get to Heaven?” Now he knows.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Masks and Social Distancing are required.

Interment at Dayton National Cemetery.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Carl Allen Jr.

Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of sorrow. With caring thoughts.

  2. Western Family

    Carl, my nephew you will be miss. But, I know that you have gone to a better place. With much
    love.
    Aunt Deborah

  3. Rest In Peace.

  4. Brother: Carl Allen, Jr, We miss you, I miss you. You was our Drummer, Choir member and no one can sing the song I like “Give Me A Heart Like Thine like you.”
    September 17, 2020.
    Rose of Sharion Non-Denominational Church, INC.
    Congregation we are going to miss you, we loved You.
    09/17/2020

  5. Will miss my cousin Carl, known as “Sunny Man” to us. I will remember the times we had just driving down Parson Street and South High Street, you directing me to your next errand. Didn’t know the next week you would be gone. R.I. H. Carl

  6. You were one of our favorite members of
    The senior breakfast group. We will miss your laughter and information you contributed.
    My friend Carl, I’ll see you soon. You and Jesus!!!!!

  7. Sandra Boo Carpenter

    We VFW AUXILIARY 3764,
    Would like to extend our Deepest Condolences to the Family. Carl was the Coolest, Funniest, Man. We will Miss he on our bus trips. As well as the Veteran and friend he was.
    Thank You For Your Service

  8. Met Brother Carl through Pastor Katherine Valentine a very intelligent man that loved God. I will miss you and your good wonderful nature. Give a high five to Jesus for me my Brother. May Jesus blessings be with you all. Amen

  9. Brother Carl we will miss you ever so much we at the power prayer always loved your presence your handsomeness your singing it was a joy to have at the meeting every Saturday the ladies there enjoyed you so much and We will miss you. you are a wonderful person, and we thank you for being part of our senior breakfast . we are going to miss you.

  10. To the Family of Brother Carl Allen,
    Brother Carl will be dearly missed. We will miss him singing but, God needed him in a different
    choir. God’s House of Prayer will miss your hugs and your smile. Rest in Peace.

    Pastor Charles Hall IV and God’s House of Prayer Congregation.

  11. Pastor Mary Speights

    The Power of Prayer Church Ministries extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Carl Allen. His kindness, laughter, and smile will truly be missed. He always brought joy and a song to the Senior Breakfast fellowship. His friendship will truly be missed by many in the community.
    2 Corinthians 5:1 says “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” To God be the glory. We love you Mr. Carl.

  12. My sweet cousin will be greatly missed. His smile that lights up a room. Take your rest you deserve it. I will see you in the morning. Will always love you.

  13. Pastor Kathy Okeyinka

    Mr. Carl was a very loving person. He was faithful to the Power of Prayer Senior Ministries Breakfast ( he loved spaghetti ) every Saturday. He loved singing up Praises to the Most High God. I thank God for the time we all shared at the Senior Breakfast it was a pleasure. I send my condolences to the the family. May God keep you and comfort your hearts.
    Pastor Kathy from the
    Power of Prayer Senior Breakfast.

  14. CELESTINE FREEMAN CROSS

    So very sorry to hear about the passing of SONNY MAN as we used to call him, Prayers and Love to the FAMILY. May GOD Bless and keep You.

  15. Janice L Freeman Wilson

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Sonny Man. Rosie, I am praying for you and your Family. Trust God, he makes no mistakes. Stay strong in God.

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