West Gardiner- David L. Allen, 75, of West Gardiner, passed away at his Indiana Road home on July 8, 2022 with his loving wife Karen at his side.
David was born in Gardiner, ME on January 27, 1947, to Geneva Peakall and Leon Allen. He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1965, the married Marilyn Jean Parlin. He enlisted in the US Navy, where he was stationed in Coronado, CA where he trained in steel fabrication as a Seabee with the 201st Battalion. While in the Navy he visited Hawaii, New Zealand, and served two tours in McMurdo Bay, Antarctica. He was honorably discharged in 1970. From there he worked at Bath Iron Works for twenty-five years; ten as a welder, and fifteen as an inspector. He worke4ed for another twenty-five years as a welder for Cives Steel.
David was a 32nd Degree Master Mason, serving twice as Master of Morning Star Lodge #41, in Litchfield. He was received as a Shriner in the Kora Temple of Lewiston in October of 1989.
David’s love for hunting and fishing was second only to family. Fly fishing at Thissel Pond, Clarkson Pond, and Nesowadnehunk Lake meant the world to him. The most important thing to him was to hit the Hex Hatch (Greendrake) at the ponds, all things stopped to time it right for that event. David loved coon hunting and making the Big Buck Club was a dream that was fulfilled in 2006.
David loved his Hot Rods and racing them at Winterport Dragway. He could spend hours talking about cars and car parts. He loved showing his cars at car shows; winning best in show at the Super Chevy Show once. David loved anything with an engine and could fix almost anything.
David was predeceased by his mother Geneva, father Leon, wife Marilyn, daughter Tammy, and grandchildren Jordan and Michael.
He is survived by his wife Karen, son Todd, grandchildren Nick, Ashten, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will take place from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, July 23 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home.