Mr. William Douglas Allen, Jr., 73, of Meansville, GA, died Thursday, July’¨30, 2020, at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Allen will be held on’¨Monday, August 10, at 11:00 AM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.’¨Rev. Mitch Phillips and Rev. Ken Horton will officiate, and entombment will’¨follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at ‘¨Fletcher-Day Funeral Home Sunday, August 9, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. ‘¨Mr. Allen was born in Pike County, GA, on December 5, 1946, to Doris’¨Bankston Allen and the late William Douglas Allen, Sr. He received a BS’¨degree in elementary education from Georgia Southwestern, and taught second,’¨third, and fifth grades at Rock Hill School. He later worked for and’¨retired from Best Manufacturing Company in Griffin, GA. Mr. Allen was a’¨veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the First United’¨Methodist Church of Barnesville where he was a part of the Stephen Ministry,’¨and he was also a Gideon.’¨ Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Janice Storey Allen of Meansville; a’¨daughter, Stacey (Peter) Paulk of Meansville; a son, Clinton Douglas’¨(Kimberly) Allen of Griffin; his mother, Doris Bankston Allen of Thomaston;’¨three sisters: Anne (Michael) Lavoie of Atlanta; Sue (Ron) Corley of’¨McDonough; and Debbie (Bill) Wheeless of Thomaston; one brother, Tommy’¨(Brenda) Allen of Thomaston; and one grandchild, Easton Garrett Burton of’¨ Meansville.’¨The family requests that those desiring make memorial contributions to ‘¨Gideons International, PO Box 1034, Thomaston, GA 30286.’¨ Fletcher-Day Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all arrangements;’¨Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at’¨www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com.