Gerald Eugene Allen

11/08/1948 - 09/27/2023


Obituary For Gerald Eugene Allen

Gerald "Jerry" Eugene Allen,74 of Lima, passed away September 27, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Jerry was born November 8, 1948 in Lima, to Rexford "Rex" Allen and Edith "Dodie" (Kaiser) Eustler, who preceded him in death. On September 12, 1993, he married Natasha (Fields) Allen, who survives him in Lima.

Jerry was a 1966 graduate of Allen East High School and a proud E5 Specialist in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a technician at Procter and Gamble for 25 years until his retirement in 2005 and he then went on to become a self-taught stock trader. Jerry was an avid golfer and there was not a sport that he did not watch; he especially enjoyed watching The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals. Jerry loved to travel both here in the States and internationally; there were only a couple states he had not been to. He was a "Jerry of All Trades" who was always teaching those close to him and knew the true meaning of "Jerry rigged". Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Jerry loved life and he forever changed the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by his children, Deborah (Kevin) Jackson, Patricia Allen and Jonas (Kimberly) Fields; grandchildren, Derek Allen, Trevon "Trey" Hamilton, Stacia Allen, Taylor Hamilton, Eli Fields and Harper Fields; great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Aaron, Kaiden, Luna, Zara, Elijah and Theo; brother, Kelly Minix; sister, Joyce (Casey "Sutt") Draper; mother-in-law, Donna "Gigi" Fields; sisters-in-law, Sheila Minix and LaShane (Shariff) Relford; former spouse, Sharon (Ron) Schwinnen and many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

In addition to his parents, Jerry is preceded in death by his bother, Dennis Minix.

Memorial service will be held at 5:30 PM on Monday, October 2, 2023 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL with Elder John D. Holly to officiate the service.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


2 Oct


04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
2 Oct

Memorial Service

05:30 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 10/03/2023

    Sis.Tasha I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sincere condolences and prayers. Much love, Sis Deborah Cox

  • 10/01/2023

    Jerry was a classmate and friend..prayers for Tasha and family.

  • 09/28/2023

    great friend, golfing buddy, travelling companion. enjoyed many a round of golf, golf trips here in US and Scotland. God's speed my friend! Daniel Anspach

  • 09/28/2023

    The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Jerry and all his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 09/28/2023

    We are so sorry for your loss. Went to school with him & worked with Bill at P&G . Always had a good time with Jerry . Our deepest sympathies to the family. Bill & Cheryl Bitters

  • 09/27/2023

    I'm going to miss my cousin

  • 09/27/2023

    Dear Tasha and family, You are all in my thoughts at this difficult time. Prayers for comfort and peace.

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