PAULDING – Joe R. Allen, age 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Paulding.

He was born May 19, 1939 in Van Wert, the son of Raymond Arthur and Vera (Edwards) Allen, both of whom are deceased. He was married to Martha Lou Albright who died in 1981.

He is survived by a son, Scott Allen of New Haven, Ind. and cousins.

Joe graduated from Van Wert High School in 1957 and then attended and graduated from Bowling Green State University. In his younger years, he attended the United Methodist Church. He was very interested in attending car shows and karate exhibitions. He held a third degree black belt in karate. He was also the 2005 PKC Indiana Champion in Kata. He was a retired art teacher.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. Arrangements are being handled by Brickner Funeral Home.

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