Manchester, Tennessee – Mr. Gary Allen, 81, passed away Saturday July 27, 2019 at his home. He was born in Summitville, Tennessee on January 7, 1938 to Everett R. Allen and Maude Scruggs Allen who preceded him in death along with brother, Donnie Allen; sisters, Vivian Benson, Wanda Bailey and Patsy J. Harmon.
He was a US Airforce veteran.
Gary worked at AEDC for 26 years where he was a outside machinist and chief steward for the Machinist Union for 18 years. After his retirement he helped his wife at their business, Porkey’s Pit BBQ. He was an inventor and was involved in some kind of sports most of his life from football in high school through coaching softball and bird hunting. He liked to travel and enjoyed many trips with his family. At the age of 50 Gary became an avid golfer, traveling all over to pursue his interest especially to the UK to visit family.
He loved and lived a full and happy life always one to joke and have a good time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Janice M. Eyre; son, Gary C. “Gig” Allen; daughter, Glenda Allen (Troy) Perry; sisters, Gloria (David) Brown and Malinda Taylor; brothers, Bobby (Sue) Allen, John Harry Allen and Tommy (Carol) Allen; grandchildren, Teagan Eyre and Joshua Neel Perry; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday in the parlors of Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee with cremation to follow. His ashes will be buried at Summitville Cemetery at a later date. www.centralfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Coffee County Jr. Golf at Willow Brook golf club, The Manchester Library or the charity of your choice
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