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James Donald "Don" Allen
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1932
Banks County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 2009
Bedford County
Virginia, USA

Don Allen, the beloved husband of Barbara Thornton Allen, departed this Earth on his birthday, April 27, to be with the Lord. Don was born in 1932 in Alto, Ga., to J.D. Allen Jr. and Irene Williams Allen. His siblings included a special brother, Robert Daniel Allen and wife, Barbara, of Buena Vista, Colo. He loved his children, Valerie Gibson (Gale) of Hampton, Todd Allen (Pamela) of Forest, Brenda LaFrance (Alan) and J.D. Allen (Trish), all from Hampton, and was blessed with many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Don was proud of the education he received at Staunton Military Academy, from which he graduated with honors, and later the University of Virginia. He was an accomplished CPA for more than 50 years and worked for firms in Hampton and later was CFO of Progress Printing Company in Lynchburg and President of In Mind Inc. in Forest.

Don was a true Renaissance Man. He pursued learning with an unmatched passion and accumulated one of the finest and most diverse private libraries in Central Virginia. He was an avid reader all his life and loved to share his insights, for the benefit of others, whenever he could. He enjoyed the beautiful views of the Peaks of Otter from his home in Goode and felt blessed each day to experience that sight.

His marriage to Barbara for 22 years was a special blessing to Don and to Barbara. He enjoyed her family, including sisters Christine and Becky, and brothers T.D. and Danny, and their families. He was a meaningful influence in the life of one nephew in particular, Peter Thornton, with whom he spent much time and enjoyed much laughter. The void of his loss is only lessened by knowing that his pain is gone and he is truly in a better place.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, April 29, 2009, at Whitten Monelison Chapel, and other times at the home of Danny Thornton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Whitten Monelison Chapel, with the Rev. Hugh Bumgarner and the Rev. George Reed officiating. Burial will follow in El Bethel Cemetery in Allwood.

Remembering Don can best be done by donations to the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center at Centra Health
Allwood Cemetery
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Jeff Braucher
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
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James Donald Don Allen
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