The Obit For Dickey Allinder

Dick Allinder

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 1/28/2009

BARTONVILLE - Dick Allinder, 84, of Bartonville passed away at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington.

He was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Greenbriar, Ark., to Joe and Laura Allinder. He married Syble Ables on Nov. 10, 1950, in Conway, Ark.

She survives, along with a son, J. Rick, and daughter, Holly (Bill) Zimmerman. He leaves three granddaughters, Tami, Tina and Lydia; two grandsons, Zachary and Samuel; and one great-granddaughter, Adison. He is also survived by one sister, Lou Fauss of Benton, Ark.

Dick was the owner and operator of the 66 Service Station and Garage in Bartonville for more than 45 years, retiring in 2000.

In his earlier years, he was active in basketball and baseball. He played semi-pro baseball on the Cardinals farm team in Borger, Texas. After suffering a knee injury, he taught youth baseball in Arkansas.

He loved to fish at Lake Ouachita in Arkansas.

Dick was a people person and loved to talk. His family extends a special thanks to all his friends who dropped by to visit during his illness.

Dick was a member of McArthur Drive Baptist Church in North Pekin, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Per Dick's request, there will be no services. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Dick's church or to Farmington Country Manor.

Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.