Danny Joe Allen (66)

Grayville/Carmi, Illinois
Birth: August 12, 1954
Death: July 15, 2021

Danny J. Allen 66, of Grayville, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Omaha, Illinois, on August 12, 1954, the son of Bill and Josie Allen. He was married to Algeana (Harris) Allen and she survives.

Danny worked for the City of Grayville from 1980 until 2009. He also served many years with Grayville Civil Defense and Grayville Ambulance Service. Danny’s biggest calling was that of Grayville Fire Department/Little Wabash Fire Protection District where photo accounts as early as 1974 could be seen of Danny in action. He served as an active member for many years before becoming Fire Chief in 1994 until his retirement. One of his greatest achievements was earning title of Fire Investigator by The Office Of The Illinois State Fire Marshall in 2008, not to be surpassed by receiving recognition by President George W. Bush for Disaster Relief Efforts during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Danny is survived by his wife Algeana Allen of Carmi; daughter Danielle Lynn of Grayville; son Adam Allen (Samantha Morrison) of Grayville/Carmi; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; step-son Kaleb Collard (Ashley) of Carmi; Step-daughter Kelsie Collard of Carmi; and an additional seven step-grandchildren; brother David Allen (Vickie) of Browns IL; sister Tammy Davis of Grayville.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Eugene Allen; infant brother Allen; and beloved brother-in-Law, Jerry Davis.

Visitation and funeral are Monday, July 19, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 am, and funeral is at noon. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Albion, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Little Wabash Fire Department, P.O. Box 236, Grayville, IL 62844.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Monday, July 19, 2021 - 10 am - noon
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Monday, July 19, 2021 - noon
Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Albion, Illinois
Memorials: Little Wabash Fire Department, P.O. Box 236, Grayville, IL 62844

3 thoughts on “Danny Joe Allen”

  1. Jack ‘Randy’ Swain

    I don’t know what to say other than I loved this man deeply. He was my dads best friend and thus sort of a second father figure to me in many respects. His passion for saving lives was a sight to behold. His witty and fun personality made him a person you wanted to be around as much as possible. Sorry to Adam and Danielle, he was a great man and will always be remembered in the community as one who put others before himself and because of that, he’ll live forever. Rest easy Danny, say hi to my dad for me.

  2. Jackie Compton

    My heart aches. What an amazing man. I’m honored just to have known him. Love you bunches Danny!! Give my mom a hug for me. You will be sadly missed!

  3. Vickie Winesburgh

    OMG is all I can say. Danny was, well he was Danny…he was a friend to everyone and an enemy to very few. I fought fires beside him…partied with him…cried with him…had contests to see who could spit the farthest…27 years of friendship…and even though we didn’t stay in close touch. I always knew that he would be there if I needed him…Prayers for Adam and Danielle and the family…Danny will be greatly missed

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