Fallen DPS officer services planned for Friday
Funeral services for Damon Allen will be held on Friday, Dec.1, 2017, at the Mexia High School Football Stadium in Mexia. Pastor Bryan Hallmark will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Salem Cemetery near Freestone.
Visitation will be held on Thursday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.
Trooper Damon Allen passed away in the line of duty on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, near Fairfield.
He was born in Morgantown, Ky. on Oct. 4, 1976, and moved to Mexia in 1984. Damon graduated from Mexia High School with the class of 1995. In high school, he was a member of the Mexia Black Cat football team. He married Kasey Pickett on Nov. 27, 1993. After graduation, he worked briefly for the Mexia State School, then for five years at the Michael Unit for TDCJ, before becoming a D.P.S. State Trooper, where he remained for the past fifteen years. Damon enjoyed hunting and fishing, and jeep riding on the dunes at the beach. He attended church at the Cowboy Church in Freestone as well as First Assembly of God in Mexia.
He is survived by his wife, Kasey Pickett Allen of Teague; three daughters, Chelsea Quinn and fiancé Colton and their baby, Quest, Kaitlyn Allen, and Madison Allen; one son, Cameron Allen; his parents, Jimmy and Sue Allen of Mexia; three brothers, Ricky Allen and wife Lisa of Tennessee Colony, Ernie Allen and wife Tena of Thornton, and Doug Allen and wife Kristen of Mexia; one sister, Amy Gilmore and husband Jon of Mexia; his mother-in-law, Kathy Pickett; brother-in-law, Charlie Pickett and wife Leslie; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visit the website at bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.