Wilbur Eugene Allen passed away on Aug. 28, 2018, at his home in Dufur, Ore. He was 85 years of age at the time of his passing.
Wilbur was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Jamesport, Mo., to Everett and Hazel (Fitzpatrick) Allen. He moved to the Hood River Valley in 1948. On March 6, 1956, Wilbur and Lois Christmann married and later had three children.
Wilbur worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, Cool Trucking and later retired from Hanel Lumber. He always had a special connection with all of his employees and co-workers. He loved cars, working with wood, making bird houses, barn wood furniture and wheel barrows.
Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife Lois (Christmann) Allen and his parents.
He is survived by his brother, Larry; sons, Mike (Robin) and Mitch (Sharon); daughter, Melinda McCorkle (Randy); grandchildren, Britt, Kari, Jamy (Summer), Nicole Sloper (Kurt), Koby McCorkle (Crystal), and Michele Smith (Billy); and nine great-grandchildren, Sydney, Madison, Peyton, Jolene, Cason, McKenley, Auto, Morgan and Jocelyn.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center Celilo Chapel, 204 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, Ore. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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