Thomas R. Allen
Entered Into Eternal Rest
Saturday, May 17, 2014
26 May 1940 - 17 May 2014
Retired CMSGT Thomas “Tom” Raymond Allen, 74 of Seven Lakes West, West End, NC passed Saturday May 17, 2014 at the First Health Hospice House.
He was born May 26, 1940 in San Diego, CA to William Allen and Harriet E. Allen.
Chief Allen served28 years in the U.S. Air Force, and served in Vietnam for two years. He served with total dedication and devotion as a Combat Controller at numerous locations around the world.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Allen, his mother, Harriet Allen and his brother, William “Billy” Allen.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 50 years, Glenda Mitchem Allen, two daughters, Shoshanna Allen Richardson (Jeff Richardson), Sherrie Allen Cato (Robert Cato). Four grandchildren, Casey and Cody Cato and Hannah and Sarra Richardson, one brother, Dr. John A. Allen (Carolyn) and two nephews, William (daughter Lauren) and John T. Allen (Laura Allen), and various cousins.
A Funeral Mass was held Thursday May 22nd 2014 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at 300 Dundee Rd in Pinehurst with Rev. Edward J. Burch officiating. Rite of Committal was at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.