Virgil D. Allen

November 3, 1939 - August 12, 2013
Virgil D. Allen

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Virgil D. Allen, 73 of Hendersonville, died Monday, August 12, 2013 at LifeCare Center. A son of the late Samuel D. and Naomi Young Allen, he was born in Springville, Tennessee where he spent his childhood. He lived for many years in Michigan and Florida before moving to Hendersonville in 1974.

Along with his son, he owned and operated Allen Builders in Hendersonville for over 40 years.

He was a member of Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Stanley Allen, Annie Allen Wade, Jessie Allen Collins, Eugene Allen, and Roberta Allen Norwood.

Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Marcia Jones Allen; one son Greg D. Allen of Hendersonville; three grandchildren Heather Bass of Portland, Tenn., Stephanie Allen Coon of Hendersonville, and Anthony J. Allen of Hendersonville; three great grandchildren Alex Coon of Hendersonville, Alexis R. Bass of Portland, Tenn. and Peyton Faulk of Portland, Tenn.; three brothers Clarence Allen and wife Lois of Longwood, Fla., Emmett Allen and wife Carolyn of Apopka, Fla., and Fred Allen and wife Linda of Moore Haven, Fla.; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard and Linda Ekkens of Longwood, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 16 at Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Ivan Blake will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30pm Thursday at Shuler Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund 1141 Howard Gap Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Friday, August 16, 2013
12:00 AM

Hendersonville Seventh-day Adventist Church - Directions
2301 Asheville Hwy.
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • August 14, 2013
    Sharon Allen Walker says:
    You are all in my heartfelt memories and prayers. Don and I hope to see you at visitation, Thursday evening, prior to driving on to Don's doctors' appointments at Vanderbilt Hospital (Nashville) afterwards. We are blessed by the hope and assurances of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • August 14, 2013
    Alton Connor says:
    Marcia, My heart goes out to you and your family in the passing of your husband. You will be in my prayers and thoughts. I don't know if you remember me - you and I worked together at the hospital for a while in 1984-1985 (I worked in the accounting department). May God bless, comfort and strengthen you and yours in these days ahead. With Deepest Sympathy ~ Alton Connor

  • August 15, 2013
    Julia Martin says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Virgil's acceptance and love allowed me to experience the true meaning of father/grand-fatherhood and will be forever in my heart.

  • August 15, 2013
    Ed Brinson says:
    So sorry to hear about Virgil thought alot about him as a person and business man

  • August 17, 2013
    The Kai's says:
    Marcia, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Virgil. Walking in the neighborhood won't be the same without seeing both of you working together as a team on your yard. We respectfully wanted to give you time to spend with family in this time of grief, but will see you in the yard sometime soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike, Sherry & Katie Kai