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Dr. Damon E. Allen

Posted by on Feb 17, 2009

Dr. Damon E. Allen of Campbellsville, son of the late John W. Allen and Nannie White Allen, was born in Fordsville, Kentucky, January 19, 1921. He died at 4:27 P.M., Sunday, February 15, 2009 in Elizabethtown. Age: 88 He professed his faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church. He attended Ohio State University and received his Doctor of Optometry at Northern Illinois School of Optometry in Chicago. He was three time past president of the Kentucky Optometric Association and a member of the American Optometric Association. He lobbied for and was instrumental in getting a bill passed for optometrist to prescribe medication for their patients. He was honored by the Kentucky Optometric Association as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the award being named after him and future awards will bear his name. He was also chosen to be a member of ldquo;Doctors Without Warsrdquo;. He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Corps as a bombardier. He is a member of the American Legion. He was a very active member of the Campbellsville Lions Club for many years; a charter member of the Campbellsville Country Club; and a pilot and aerial photographer who was instrumental in photographing the area that is now Green River Lake State Park. He united in marriage to Shirley Brooks April 16, 1944. She preceded him in death August 18, 2006. He is survived by four sons and two daughters and their spouses: John B. and Cathy Allen of Campbellsville, Damon E. Allen, Jr. of Southington, Connecticut, Richard R. Allen of Rossville, Tennessee, Robert Bradley and Yvonne Allen of San Antonio, Texas, Linda A. Pearl and Sherry A. Williams of Bowling Green; fifteen grandchildren: Christopher Allen, Deeann Romeika, Nicholas Allen, Shannon Piper, Nick Pearl, Emily Pearl, Kelly Jhamb, Laura Pearl, Ryan N. Allen, Jenny Allen, Damon Adam Williams, Hayley Brook Allen, Seth Clayton Allen, Robert B. Allen II, and John R. Allen; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters: Clara Lee Rafferty and Mabel Smith of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Patty Gail Allen in infancy; two daughters-in-law, Jo Ann Little Allen and Audra Richardson Allen; one brother and one sister, James W. Allen and Josie Ann Newcomb. __________________ FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Parrott amp; Ramsey Funeral Home in C ampbellsville by Dr. Skip Alexander, Dr. James Jones, and Rev. Ken Forman VISITATION: After 5:00P.M., Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the Parrott amp; Ramsey Funeral Home BURIAL:Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard