Robert Lee “Bobo” Allen

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Robert Lee “Bobo” Allen

  • Birth 10 Oct 1928 North Carolina, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 2012 Star, Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Biscoe, Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 95802842

Star – Robert Lee "Bobby Lee or BoBo" Allen, 83, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at his residence.

Robert was born to Clarence Bailey Allen and Edna Fuller Allen on October 10, 1928. He graduated from Hugh Morris School in 1945. Bobo served in the Korean War veteran with the 434th Engineer Battalion (conquerors of Iwo Jima), where he earned the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, United Nation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and ROK Presidential Unit citation.

He worked 44 years for Norfolk Southern RR from 1947 to 1991. He was the conductor of Grand #19. He was a life member of Grace Baptist Church in Raleigh, a life member of the VFW Post 9881, and a member of SCV Camp #1502. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Ferguson of Charlotte.

Robert was affectionately known as BoBo to his family and friends. He loved life, people, boating, water skiing, collecting guns and shooting them, car races, and had the pleasure of racing for his 78th birthday at Petty Enterprise in Charlotte.

He especially loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, his dog, McDuffie, his bird A.J., going to the beach, VFW Post 9881, SCV Camp #1502. He was a good man and a friend to many. We were blessed to have shared in his life.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 24, 2012, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 216 South Main Street, Star, with the Rev. Martin Davis officiating. Burial will follow with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard at Biscoe Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Phillips Funeral Home.

BoBo is survived by his wife of 13 years, Faye Brower Allen, of the home; daughter, Sharon Allen Ham and husband, Bob Ham, children, and grandchildren, of Wilkesboro; son, Eric Eugene Allen, and wife, Miranda Strider Allen, of Wendell; daughter, Joy Allen Miller and husband, Witt Miller, of Raleigh; son, Victor Allen and wife, Leslie and son of Eagle Springs; daughter, Valerie Allen Mitchell and husband, Tom Mitchell and children of Raleigh; son, Chris Allen and wife, Lynn Allen and children of Clayton; daughter, Darcy Allen and children of Raleigh; step-son, Paul Bodsford, Jr. and wife, Mary Lemonds Bodsford, children, grandchildren of Biscoe; step-daughter, Daphne Bodsford Gardner, and husband, Jim Gardner, children, and grandchildren of Star; step-daughter, Pam Bodsford Cleaveland and husband, Barney Cleaveland, of Star, children, grandchildren; step-son, Harold Ray Moore and wife, Shirley Moore, children, grandchildren of Robbins; step-son, Woody Craig Williams of New York, children, grandchildren of Candor and Robbins.

Special thanks to caregivers and special people that helped us in our time of need:
Cathy Williams, Delano Williams, Angie Williams English, Jeremy Phillips Family, Tony and Genette Williams Family, Frankie Ray Williams and Julie Christian, Phillip and Angela Williams Family, Ricky and Miranda Allen, FirstHealth Rescue, Donna Strong, Dave Buckland, Community Home Care & Hospice of Asheboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VFW Post 9881, c/o Marshall Nall, 191 Old Parrish Place Road, Biscoe, NC 27209 or SCV Camp # 1502, c/o Sherrell Hurley, 3087 High Pine Church Road, Asheboro, NC 27205.


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  • Created by: Bill R Sheffield
  • Added: 23 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95802842
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lee “Bobo” Allen (10 Oct 1928–21 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95802842, citing Biscoe Cemetery, Biscoe, Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Bill R Sheffield (contributor 46606536) .