John Gaither Allen

Published 9:26 am Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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Mr. John Gaither Allen, 79, of NC 801 S., Advance, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1941 in Davie County to the late Charlie Justice and Emma Sue Myers Allen.

Mr. Allen was a member of Mocks United Methodist Church and had been a volunteer with Advance Fire Department. He had been employed with Disney and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He and his wife enjoyed dancing and were known for dancing together at several events through the years. He was crafty and could make anything. He loved making stained glass, lighthouses and lamps and also enjoyed old cars.

Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Alice Rosalie Potts Allen of the home; 2 sons, Michael Allen (Tanya) of Advance and Dwayne Allen (Suzanne) of Advance; 2 grandchildren, Kennedy Larrimore and Chandler Allen; a brother, Terry Allen (Sarah) of Advance; and 2 nephews, Jason Allen and Greg Allen.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 12 at Mocks United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Luke Mitchell officiating. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Allen from 9-9:45 a.m. in the church and at other times at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Mocks UMC, PO Box 2122 Advance; or to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.