Born on May 17, 1949 in Dunn, North Carolina
Departed on August 20, 2021 in Melbourne, Florida

Donald J. Allen, 72, of Palm Bay, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 20, 2021. Don was born in Dunn, NC to Charlie P. Allen and Ethel O. McLamb. His Uncle Elton and Aunt Agnes McLamb raised him after the passing of his parents.
He served in the US Navy from 1968 until his retirement in 1993 as a Chief Petty Officer. He graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 1996 and continued to serve his family, friends, and community until his passing.
Don was preceded in death by his previous wife Diane Fruges Allen, his siblings Dale, Lucille, Earl, Gerald, Merle, Donnis, Billy, Bobby, and Gloria and his stepson Arthur del Rosario.
He is survived by his loving wife Dell Batas Allen; his sons Christopher (Lisa) and Richard (Christine) Allen; and grandchildren Kayla, Elisa, Grace, Nathan, Amber Jo, and Catie; his stepsons Andrew (Becky) and Sam (Tammy) Page and their children Ryan, Samantha, Eli, Hope, Meagan, Brett, Lexi, Bryson, and Elias David del Rosario. He also is survived by his brother Larry (Marabeth) Allen and sister Kaye (Jim) Klimis.
The family wishes to thank the health care workers at Melbourne Regional Medical Center who cared for him in his final days.
Calling hours will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1710 Hickory Street, Melbourne Florida on Wednesday; August 25, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and the mass will immediately follow at 1:00 PM. Don will be interned at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery 5525 US Hwy 1 in Mims, FL 32754 with full military honors on Thursday, August 26, 2021. The procession will leave from Brownlie – Maxwell Funeral Home located 1010 Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, FL at 11:00 AM.

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Commander and Mrs. J. R. Henderson wrote on June 30, 2023:
Don was a dear friend from our Navy days. He will be sorely missed down here. We aspire to see him again though -- under God's blechen sails. In a sea where the sharks don't bite and sapphire dolphins teem. We'll be lookin' for you, Don.
Lexi wrote on June 13, 2022:
I miss you more and more everyday. This still doesn’t seem like reality to me.
Chris Allen from Columbia, SC wrote on February 5, 2022:
I Love You Dad
Janet from Arnold wrote on August 29, 2021:
Forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace.
Jim and Vicki Dickins from Ocala wrote on August 24, 2021:
Jim and Vicki Dickins
Ludovice Family from West Melbourne wrote on August 24, 2021:
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Rest in peace Kuya Don. From The Ludovice Family

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