Allen Francis Staples, dedicated husband, brother, uncle; loving father of two; and friend of many, died at 2:22 p.m. on October 5th at age 62.Allen was born on December 28, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Oklahoma City in 1970. He was an alumnus of Christ the King Elementary School (1974), Bishop McGuinness High School (1978) and Oklahoma State University (Phi Kappa Psi) with a B.A. in Physiology and minor in Chemistry (1983). Allen achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973 and continued his involvement with the Boy Scouts throughout his life. Since 2012, he worked as a Retirement Planning Specialist (A.I.F) at LPL Financial in Oklahoma City. Prior to this, Allen worked as a financial advisor at various firms, including Smith Barney and UBS, specializing in retirement plans. In his early life, Allen built a comprehensive collection of historic coins and arrowheads. He was an avid history buff and was fascinated with Native American and early U.S. history, soaking up knowledge through reading books and exploring cities past. Allen loved outdoor adventures, especially fishing, and traveled with his family, from Argentina to Vancouver to Maine. Later in life, Allen found joy in cooking, gardening, and assessing the best finds of Antiques Roadshow. Allen met his soulmate, Jana Brand Staples, during freshmen year at Oklahoma State University at The Fox, where he worked as bartender. Allen and Jana moved to Oklahoma City in 1983, where he quickly became a fixture of the community. For 52 years, Allen was an active parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church. Allen and Jana made a home in the Lakehurst community. Allen was the founder of the notorious Lakehurst Security Patrol and always kept the well-being of his community close to his heart. Allen is survived by his devoted wife of 36 years, Jana Brand Staples; his two children, Nicholas Kelton Staples, wife Kelsey Ketchum Staples, and their future child of Portland, Maine; Addison Claire Staples, of Fort Collins, Colorado; his beloved pug, Minnie Mae; his sisters Sue Ellen Staples-Morgan and Amy Jane Staples and husband Jake Homiak, of Alexandria, Virginia; his nephew Robert Davis Morgan, of New York, New York, and his niece Virginia Elizabeth Morgan and fiancé Christopher Witschy, of Chicago, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, Virginia Barker McManus Staples (1984) and Albert Franklin Staples (2011) of Oklahoma City, and his brother Craig Lawrence Staples (2007). Allen gave in death as he did in life, as an organ donor. His spirit will continue to live on through all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8005 Dorset Dr., Oklahoma City on Tuesday, October 11th at 10:30am. A wake will be held at Christ the King on Monday, October 10th at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities' immigration and adoption programs "in memory of Allen Staples" at catholiccharitiesok.org.