Michael J. Allen 1960-2013

CORTLAND – Michael “Mickey” John Allen, 52, of Cortland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center.

He was born Dec. 15, 1960, in Warren, the son of John P. Allen and the late Mary Lee Allen.

Mickey was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

He was an avid NASCAR fan, and especially enjoyed watching Jeff Gordon race. In his earlier years, he played football and boxed. He liked traveling, walking on the beach with his family and friends, and detective shows.

Most of all, though, Mickey was a social person who very much loved his family and friends. He loved getting together for family functions. He had numerous friends, and once you met him, you were his friend for life.

He also loved animals, especially his dog, Gunner.

Other than his father, he is survived by his beloved fiancee of 19 years, Lisa Seymour; his children, Brett and Matthew Allen, both of Warren, and Kayla (David) Seymour of Cortland; a brother, John F. (Brianna) Allen II of North Jackson; and two nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Allen; a son, Andrew Allen; and siblings, David Allen and Joline Allen.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service time.

Cremation will take place following the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray the costs associated with the services.

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