Billy Gene Allen

Published 3:55 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

Mr. Billy Gene Allen, 88, of Blue Bird Lane, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born June 13, 1929, in Davie County to the late Charlie Wilson and Fannie Elizabeth Smith Allen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was a farmer and fisherman and was also an airplane pilot. He was a people person who had a wonderful sense of humor and never met a stranger. He also loved his special little buddy, “Smokey”.

He was also preceded in death by 6 siblings, Myrtle Allen Williams, Charlie Glenn Allen, Polly Allen McDaniel, Ollie Allen, Mildred Allen Bates and Helen Allen Phillips.

Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Lena Hobson Allen of the home; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted later.

Memorials: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.