Daniel L. Allgire , 65, of Ripley, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on November 4, 2018.
He was born February 28, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Richard and Louise Allgire. A brother, Richard Allgire, and a sister, Margie Burns, also preceded him in death.
He had many careers throughout his life. First, and the one that gave him the most joy was Lighting Engineer for bands like the Allmon Brothers, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top and a few others getting started at the time. He developed and applied the exterior wall coating to the Aztec Pavilion at Epcot Center. He was a master carpenter that specialized in residential development and interior design.
He was the plant manager for Burke, Parsons-Bolbey Corporation for six years at the Reedy plant then moved on to plant manager at Thompson Industries, Russellville, AR, where he designed and developed the first fully automated railroad tie system before returning to Ripley.
He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 32 years, Beverly Akens Allgire; sons, Jason (Maki) Allgire of Cannon Air Force Base, NM; Matthew (Amber) Allgire of Arlington, Texas; step-son, Seth (Samantha) Casto of Evans, WV; grandchildren, Derrick and Devin Allgire of Cannon Air Force Base, NM; Calypso and Hagen Allgire of Arlington, Texas, Cameron and McKinze Casto of Evans, WV.; a special niece, Kim Burns of Lincoln, NE.
In honoring Daniel’s wishes, he was cremated with no public service.