American Veteran 02

Douglas "Doug" Dwight Allen

July 20, 1948 ~ July 24, 2020 (age 72)


Douglas “Doug” Dwight Allen, 72, of Benton, Arkansas passed away July 24, 2020.  He was born July 20, 1948 in Philadelphia, Mississippi to the late Roy and Nellie (Holley) Allen.

Doug proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran.  He was raised in the Pentecostal faith.  Doug and his wife, Sunny, met on a blind date and have been together ever since.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting arrowheads, and taking long rides in his truck through the countryside.  He was an amazing cook and everything he made was delicious, including burgers, ribs, and hushpuppies. 

Preceding Doug in death are his parents; two brothers:  Thomas Allen and Charles Allen; and two sisters:  Dorothy Sorrell and Iva Allen.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory:  His loving wife of thirty years, Sunny Carol Allen of Benton, Arkansas; five children:  Monica Spann of Benton, Douglas Allen, Jr. of Little Rock, Judy Sanford and husband Doug of Traskwood, Arkansas, Wendy Cox and husband Michael of Beebe, Arkansas, and Jimmy “Jay” Singleton and wife Jennifer of Benton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Jerlene Taylor of North Little Rock; special fur babies, Sugar and Cinnamon; and a host of family members and friends who love Doug and will miss him always.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 27, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas.  Graveside service, officiated by Rev. Terry Parrish, will be held at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, July 28 at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas.  State of Arkansas COVID Directives will be followed:  Masks are required (not provided) and social distancing will be maintained. 

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July 27, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith - Benton Funeral Home
322 N. Market St.
Benton, AR 72015

Graveside Service
July 28, 2020

9:30 AM
Pinecrest Memorial Park
7401 Hwy 5 N
Alexander, AR 72002

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