age 84 of Highland Park, at peace Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Highland Park Hospital. He was born in Tampa, Florida and lived in Highland Park for 35 years. He graduated from the Tuskegee Institute class of ’53. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force, played in the Chicago White Sox during the 50’s and is in the Tuskegee Hall of Fame. Carl was a man who loved education and higher learning; he was a Special Education teacher at Highland Park High School from the 1970s until his retirement in 1987. He loved golf, boxing, sports and coaching and was very giving, a real people person.
He is survived by his wife Ruby Naomi Fields, who he married on September 3, 1971 in Gary, Indiana; his daughter Carletta Allen of Annapolis, Maryland, his son David (Lola) Allen of Highland Park; his grandchildren Dabrien Robinson, and Christopher Allen, Aminah Allen, and Aaliyah Allen, all of Highland Park; his sister Irma (Shellie) Truss of Tampa, Florida, his brother Clyde (Hattie) Allen of Tampa, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Monday, December 9 at Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858
Sheridan Road, Highwood from 3 PM to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul AME, 336 Washington Avenue, Glencoe, at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lee Road, Northbrook. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tuskegee Combined Federal Campaign. For further information, please call (847)432-3878.