HARROD — Allen Lynn Hughes, 52, died on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 7:22 p.m., at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima. He was born on Aug. 31, 1961, in Lima, to Phillip and Diana (Wheeler) Hughes. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Harrod. On Jan. 31, 1987, he married Marcy (Coates) and she survives in Harrod. He is also preceded in death by grandparents Weiser (Bud) and Vida (Smith) Hughes and Victor and Maxine Wheeler.

Allen formerly worked with his father at Hughes Plumbing and Heating, Inc., from a young age until 1985, when he began Allen Hughes Septic Tank Service, Inc. He was a member of the Harrod Christian Church. Allen was a 1980 graduate of Allen East High School. He was an active member of the Harrod Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a trustee and captain for many years. He was a supporting member of the Allen East Moms & Dads Club. Allen enjoyed boating and camping. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. Allen took pride in serving his community and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Also surviving are two sons, Chad Hughes, of Harrod, and Chase Hughes at home; two brothers, Doug (Paula) Hughes and Dana Hughes, both of Harrod; a sister, Dena (Duane) Hedrick, of Lima; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Marcille Coates, of West Newton; brother-in-law, Greg Coates, of Harrod; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale and Sherry Wilson, of Waynesfield; as well as, two nieces and seven nephews.

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Lima First Assembly of God Church on State Route 81 (1660 Findlay Road, Lima, Ohio, 45801) with Pastor Randy Davis officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Westminster. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Memorial contributions can be made to Harrod Volunteer Fire Department.

Condolences can be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.