Jerry Lee Allen

Published 1:10 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mr. Jerry Lee Allen, 45, of Sam Allens Way, Mocksville, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at his home.

He was born Aug. 6, 1973, in Forsyth County. Mr. Allen was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having graduated from Nuke school, had participation in Operations Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom and had attained the rank of CE2.  He received the following medals and awards: Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/”M” Device, National Defense Service Medal(2), Battle “E” Ribbon, Navy “E” Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation(3), Sea Service, Deployment Ribbon(4), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal(2), Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Rifle, Armed Forces Exeditionary Medal and Navy Overseas Service Ribbon. He loved his family and always put them first.

Survivors: his wife, Ayako Allen of the home; children, Samuel and Anna Allen; his parents, Roger and Martha Allen of Mocksville; siblings, Ginger Downey (Lee) of Advance, Roger Allen of Winston-Salem and Billy Allen (Angie) of Advance; niece and nephews, Will Allen, Hope Allen and Matthew Downey; and 3 nieces and 3 nephews in Japan.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 at Eaton Funeral Chapel.  The family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the funeral home. A graveside service will be conducted at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18 at National Cemetery in Salisbury.

Memorials: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.