Bobby Gene Allen
Mr. Allen was born on June 26, 1936, in Davie County to the late Else Gray and Pansy Lillian Seats Allen. Mr. Allen retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and raised black angus cattle for many years. He loved his family, friends, farming, and fishing. He enjoyed many Sunday dinners with family and loved spending time with his dog, Bessie.
He was also preceded in death by: his wife of 48 years, Georgia Nell Myers Allen; a brother, Bill Allen; a sister, Brenda Childress; and a grandson, Christopher Martin Bowden.
Survivors: his daughter, Kathy Allen Needs (William) of Advance; 3 grandchildren, Allison Bowden Joyce (Kyle) of Winston-Salem, Andrew Needs (Priya) of Holly Springs and Daniel Needs of Durham; 3 great-grandchildren, Jack Joyce, Emma Needs, and Dylan Needs; siblings, Elmer Allen, Lillian Groce (Elmer), Donald Allen (Rosetta), Peggy Phillips, Gilmer Allen (Wanda), David Allen (Debbie) and Eddie Allen (Maria); a sister-in-law, Jean Myers; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Dennis Ammons officiating. There will be no formal visitation, but friends may pay their respects to Mr. Allen on Monday, Dec. 28, from noon-8 p.m. at Eaton Funeral Home.
Memorials: Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.