Fred Marshall Allen, 86, passed away, Saturday evening, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC. He was born, August 24, 1935, in Surry County, to John Agusta Allen and Carrie Elizabeth DeZarn Allen. Retired from Dover Elevator Company, he was also a member of the US. Marine Corp. As a member of King Community Church, he proudly served as chief usher. Fred enjoyed dancing and country music and spending time with his family.
Surviving are sons, Terry Dean (Cathy) Allen of Gastonia, NC, and Danny Marshall (Charlotte) Allen, of Sarasota, Florida; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lane, Zachary Allen, Adryan Jordan, Danielle Allen, Joshua Allen; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Blanche Faulkenberry of Winston-Salem, NC, Lucy Still of Winston-Salem, NC, Nancy Hunt of Shoals, NC; and two brothers, Frank Allen of Charlotte, NC, and Lonnie Allen of Shoals, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Steve Melton Allen; two sisters, Maude Creed, Mae Croft; and six brothers, James Allen, Paul Allen, Henry Allen, Clarence Allen, Luke Allen and Roy Allen.
The family will receive friends and family at Pilot View United Methodist Church, Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 12:00 -1:00 PM prior to the funeral service at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Carolyn Hunt Burrus and the Rev. Kathy Turman will be officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family kindly asks that attendees wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID.
Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Allen family. Online condolences can be made at www.coxneedham.com