Lester Reece ‘Poogie’ Allen

Published 10:47 am Sunday, July 19, 2020

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Mr. Lester Reece “Poogie” Allen, 80, of Willow Oak Lane, Advance, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1939, to the late Glenn and Esther Sofley Allen. He was a lifetime member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and retired as owner/operator of Allen Brothers Grading. He enjoyed trips to Alaska and was a golfer and especially enjoyed time golfing with his buddies.

He was preceded in death by: a son, Kevin Glenn Allen; 2 brothers, C.W. Allen and Cornell Allen (Mary Elizabeth); and a sister, Leta Ellis (Shorty).

Survivors: his wife, Vivian McKnight Allen of the home; a granddaughter, Tessa Rodgers (Michael); a sister-in-law, Barbara Allen; his best friends, Max and Annie; several nieces; and all his golfing friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 20 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Suzanne Michael officiating.

Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.