Retired Tech Sergeant Lewis Grant Allen, 85, of 1505 Peachtree St., Goldsboro, NC, died at 1:15 P.M. Thursday, August 23, 2007, in the home of his daughter and so-in-law, Sheron and Paul Wolf, 12011 Greenridge Dr., Waynesboro. He had been in failing health for the past two months and critically ill for the past week.
Born June 16, 1922 in Norwood, NC, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Mageline (Hartsell) Allen.
Mr. Allen received his G.E.D. while serving in the military.
Mr. Allen served with the United States Army for over 2 years. Following his discharge he served in the Army Reserves. He then owned and operated a Barber Shop for 13 years. He then reenlisted in the United States Air Force, retiring after more then 20 years of service, and having served in both World War II and Vietnam Conflict. He was discharged at San Antonio Air Force Base in 1973.
He and his wife of over 66 years, Mrs. Margaret (Parker) Allen, were on September 28, 1940 in Chesterfield, SC. They moved to their present residence in 1960.
He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and the Wayne Masonic Lodge #12 F.&A.M. both of Goldsboro, NC.
Mr. Allen enjoyed woodworking, gardening, flowers, and lending a helping hand to those in need.
In addition to his wife, he survived by one daughter, Sheron D. (husband Paul J.) Wolf of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Tom L. Allen who died on January 5, 2007; one great-grandson, Eric D. Nixdorf, who died in 2006; two sisters, Margie Wallace and Mary E. Allen; and two brothers, Carl Allen and Henry Allen.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday in Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro, NC, with Rev. Gene Hood and Rev. Tim Dortch officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday evening, in Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine St., Goldsboro, NC, 27530 or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA, 17201.
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro handled the local arrangements.
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