Charles E. Allen, 67, of Hillsboro died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at the Highland District Hospital.

He was born June 29, 1952 in Port Clinton, the son of the late Charles Tracy and Mary Nichols Allen.

Mr. Allen worked in the Mechanical Department for Norfolk-Southern Railroad, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the VFW Post 9094.

He is survived by two children, Brian (Kimberly) Allen and Jessica (Jimmy) Rhoades of Hillsboro; five grandchildren, Garrett (Morgan) Allen, Grant and Grace Allen and Jenna and Josie Rhoades; one sister, Martha Riggs of Greenup, Ky.; and special friends, Patricia Trent of Rainsboro and Bob Lutes of Missouri.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Allen.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Pastor Kim Zornes will officiate. Burial, with military honors presented by the Highland County Honor Guard, will follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Turner & Son Funeral Home.

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