David K. Allen, 57, of Carlinville, passed away Friday afternoon, June 28, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Dave was born on February 8, 1962, in Belleville, a son of Sam and LaDonna (Woods) Barnes. He graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1980. On September 4, 1993, he married Vicki Hartke in Las Vegas Nevada.
Dave retired from Prairie Farms Dairy in Carlinville, working in their maintenance department. He had previously worked for Marko Sales, as well as Thermic Refractories in Girard for 19 years. Dave was truly a jack of all trades and a well known, self-taught motorcycle mechanic. He was always willing to help teach his trade to his friends and others in the area. Dave was a member of the Carlinville Moose Lodge, loved to travel, and enjoyed riding his motorcycles, fishing, and of course, working on his motorcycles and 4-wheelers. He was an outstanding family man and loved to spend time with his wife, daughter, his countless friends, and his black lab, Harley.
Dave is survived by his wife of 25 years, Vicki Allen of Carlinville; daughter, Amanda (fiance’, Brad Graham) Allen of Carlinville; mother, LaDonna Barnes; two sisters, Sue (Danny) Caudle of Atwater and Gaye Thiessen of Morrisonville; three nieces, Kendra (Bob) Lane, Jamie Thiessen, and Joey (Aaron) Crager; three great-nephews, Jack Stayton, Andon Stayton, and Dylan Crager; as well as a great niece, Shealie Crager.
Dave was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Margaret Ann Allen.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carlinville United Methodist Church, Carlinville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin County Animal Shelter or Carlinville Moose Lodge. Davis Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.