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Obituary – Daniel S. Allen (1938-2022)

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Daniel Stuart Allen of Harvey, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, March 13, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Dan was born September 15, 1938 in Harvey, Arkansas to Stewart Wayne and Myrtle (Lewis) Allen. He was 83 years old.

As a young man Dan loved to play baseball and was good enough to pitch a no hitter against Mena. He went to St Louis to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals but found out he wasn’t quite that good. He joined the National Guard and then married the love of his life, Margie Slater in 1961. Together they made their life in Harvey, Arkansas. “Boone” was very outgoing and made many life long friends while working at the Waldron Furniture Factory and then as an ironworker. He loved being up on the high beams towering above everything. Together, he and Margie raised two children and became grandparents and great grandparents and enjoyed spending time with family. Dan was a Christian and a strong leader of his family. Dan was a big story teller and prankster as his friends and family can tell you. There was no bigger Razorback fan and many weekends were spent watching the games with family. He loved to hunt and fish and passed that love along to his son, grandsons and great-grandsons.

Dan leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Margie of the home, two children: Tammy Slagle and husband Robert of Y-City, Arkansas and Lenny Allen of Harvey, Arkansas. “Pa” will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Chance Slagle, Chelsea Ridenhour and Gunner Allen as well as his great grandchildren: Evan, Carson, Hadlee, Dorian, Chloe, Reed and Madi. Dan will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends he considered family.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents: Stewart and Myrtle Allen and siblings: Madge Blair, Norman Allen, Dean Allen, Kenneth Allen and Frank Allen.

Dan’s celebration of life service will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Ralph Peery officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Dan’s pallbearers will be Chance Slagle, Robert Slagle, Gunner Allen, Sean Allen, Ronald Blair and Wade Ridenhour.

Dan’s visitation will be Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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