Larry Allen, 76, of Washington, passed away at 6:16pm Monday, March 2, 2020 at his home.
He was born June 28, 1943 in Peoria to the late Floyd and Eva Turner Allen. He married Rebecca Steinseifer on December 11, 1969 in Peoria.
Surviving are his wife Rebecca of Washington; sons, Sean (Lori) Allen and Shane Allen (Tiffany Harrison); four grandchildren, Nina, Chase, Blake, and Lucas; and two aunts.
He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Bob and Betty.
Larry was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of East Peoria and play in the dartball league for over 50 years. He got involved in local racing beginning in 1950s and has been active since. He owned LA Racing in Washington, maintained cars for top drivers, and was inducted into the Peoria Speedway Old Timers Club in 2019. Most important to him was his family. Whether he watching his son race or planting a garden with his grandkids, he was happiest when his time was spent with them.
A visitation will be held from 5-7:00pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. A memorial service will be held at 10:30am Friday, March 6, 2020 at First Baptist Church of East Peoria.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Hope or First Baptist Church of East Peoria.
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