Eddie and I met at Lackland when we were in basic training. He was so funny and so amazing. I am so sorry to hear that he is no longer with us.
Evelyn (White) Miller
Dear Friends and Family:
My heart was saddened to hear about the passing of my friend Eddie L. Allen, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family for your great loss.
I met Eddie while stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Ohio. After his retirement we worked several projects with youth from the base and Dayton community. He served as my personal counselor and for many of the youth and adult we served. He was very instrumental in providing wisdom, encouragement to those involved in our ministry as well as my family.
Eddie will be missed, his smile, words of encouragement and just being a fun person to be around. He will be remember and loved for a long time. May God bless these memories, which will live on in all of the lives he has toughed.
Blessings to his family as they press on in these difficult days, you will be always in our prayers.
John Mark Edwards, (Brother Mark)
Chief Master Sergeant USAF Ret.,
President, Interfaith Youth Missions Inc.,
Director of Religious Education, Presidio of Monterey, CA
I am so sorry for your loss. I had no idea Mr. Allen had passed. You have been through way to much this past few months but I hope you take comfort, that Milani has her grandpa with her now. My heart breaks for your family. God bless all of you!
Mr. Allen was a second father to me. He taught me so much and truly changed my life. During a very hard time in my life he didn't distance himself or his family from me, but embraced and supported me. He played a significant role in shaping who I am today. I will miss his wisdom, his encouragement, and definitely his humor. Thank you Lissa for sharing your daddy with me! Love to you, Vella, Tyson, and your mom, as well as the entire Allen family. He will most definitely be missed.
Mr. Allen, I am so thankful and blessed to have been a part of your world and to have witnessed such an intelligent GREAT MAN. The talks you would have with me about FAMILY were huge, you were always POSITIVE.. Watching and listening to you really helped me with the relationship I have with my children.. I just want to say Thank You... Rest in Peace I miss you...
Daddy I keep thinking this is a bad dream and I'm going to see you walk through the doors asking me what I want to eat. Words cant express the loss that I feel when I think of you not here with us anymore. I'm so blessed to be able to say that you are my father. You have given me soooo much strength and love during the lose of our Mimi even when I know how much you were hurting. All I can say is my Cup Runneth Over For I Am BLESSED to have been your daughter. I always looked to you to a listening ear and to hear you wise words. I will continue to look to you for you have instilled in me so many words of wisdom. I love you daddy and I am everything I am because you loved me.
There are no words to express the extreme loss I feel. A true hero has been snatched from this world and somehow the air is harder for me to breathe. Nevertheless, I am honored and blessed to be able to say, "Eddie L. Allen was my dad". I thank him for loving me, for always encouraging and supporting me, for all of the opportunities he afforded me and, most importantly, for believing in me so strongly that I couldn't help but believe in myself! I could not have asked for a better father, friend, role model, confidant and mentor! God blessed me with him and for that I am eternally grateful. I am also very proud to be a part of his living legacy. IN HIS HONOR, I COMMIT TO BEING THE BEST ME I CAN BE AND TO ALWAYS PAY IT FORWARD. I will keep my head held high and continue to live but I will NEVER be the same! I LOVE YOU, DAD AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!
Sending my deepest condolences to the Allen family. It was an honor to have known Chief Allen - he was always motivating and encouraging. He has left a mark in numerous lives.
Deepest condolences to the Allen Family. I am so blessed to have spent an hour with Eddie on Friday and then again on Monday. He is a one of kind and made a hugh difference in this world. You will be missed my friend. R.I.P. Chief Eddie Allen.
To Mrs. Allen, Miss Melissa and the rest of the Allen family. I am very sorry for your loss and am praying for you all's peace and comfort. Love, Vickie
My heart goes out to the Allen family. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity met Mr. Allen and experience his love for his family, kindness and compassion. He was such an inspiration!
To The Allen Family We Are Sorry For Your Lost. May the Holy Spirit Continue To Comfort You During This Time. We Will Continue To Keep You Lifted Up In Our Prayers! We Love You Regina & Tracy Stingley
My condolences. Remember to celebrate his life n lessons he taught you. God only gives us people for a certain amount of time because one day he'll want them back. Marvella Allen his blood is still running through your vains.
The Allen Family has our condolences. I am here if anything is ever needed! I am thankful to have received the opportunity to spend time with all of you! I truly admire the strength, endurance, and endless positivity that I have witnessed with this family! All you can do is rely on God!
Rowanda and Trevor Williams (Columbus, OH)
Eddie remains a hero of epic proportions. What he delivered to the banquet table of humanity was immeasurable. The impact of his contributions to humanity has paved roads for countless veterans and suffering souls from every conceivable walk of life. I will miss him for all my days to come. Rest in peace, dear friend.
COL Kathy Platoni, Psy.D. (Beavercreek, Ohio)
Called home by the Lord, Eddie Allen has been a great neighbor these past 13 years. His cordial, warm, presence has always made you feel like family. He was the patriarch of a home full of joy, love, and laughter. I feel enriched for having known him.
Mr Allen it was just months ago that I last saw you and though it was a difficult time I admired you for all the reasons that make you who you were because I watched you suffer from loss and still be a father, husband, grandfather, and man to be strong so if anyone needed you regardless of your grief to comfort there own. I am so proud and blessed to have crossed your path during this journey in life and I know you will be with us spiritually until we meet again you will be missed. See ya again at the crossroads until then in our hearts you shall remain!
For over 20 years Marvella and I have been the best of friends; and during this time you have always imparted words of wisdom and always made me feel welcome in your home ( even after I cut a huge piece out of that German Chocolate cake).
Mr. Allen when I think of what a great man should be that would be you and you will truly be missed.
Like so many others, I was provided the opportunity to have learned from this kind hearted man. The love for his family and his concern for others showed in his actions. Thoughts and prayers are with Marvella and the entire Allen family.
Thinking of you, Marvella, and your entire family during this difficult time. I feel so fortunate to have been able to meet Mr. Allen, and learn from his expertise. He will be missed.
" My condolences to the Allen family. Although I did not know Eddie, I know his sister Regina. If it is true that 'apples don't fall to far from the tree', he had to have been a great person..."
God be with you always,
Devin Rowland Sr.(Lincoln Cemetery)
My condolences to the Allen family. Eddie was a terrific man and committed to helping so many others. I was fortunate enough to work beside Eddie as we worked with many other dedicated people in forming the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. Eddie was always thoughtful and focused on ways of positively impacting people. We will miss you Eddie.
Professor Allen opened my eyes during my Master's Program at the University of Dayton. What he taught me about humanity, integrity and the passion for equality was truly invaluable. He was a motivator, a mentor and the most impactful educator I encountered at UD. He will be missed dearly, but never forgotten.
It's crazy to think that you're really gone and that god called your name to join him in heaven. I look at you as a grandpa too me. Anytime we held a conversation, I never left empty handed, rather we were speaking on politics, college, work ethic, or even sports. You were truly a SPECIAL man and definitely a heaven sent angel! Thank you for the time you spent instilling life lessons, ideas, and thoughts that will stay with me for a life time. Also, thank you for raising such a beautiful family with wonderful children because without you and Mrs.Allen, the love you all have gave to me wouldn't be possible!
Rest in Peace and You & Milani are truly missed!!
Chief (Eddie), thank you for the many wonderful moments over the years. I shall always remember your insight, patience, support, and humor but most important your friendship. My life and career have forever been changed because "you made a difference". You've touched so many during your journey, RIP my friend.
My deepest condolences to the Allen family.
If I could be like anyone, I would want to be just like Eddie. He never knew a stranger and he had a way about him that always left you feeling good about yourself when you were around him. He was a true American Hero. He and his family have made my life so much richer and I love them all. If I make it to Heaven I know I will see you again. Rest In Peace and thanks for being such a good friend.
From your old friend Rick Fulton
To the Allen Family,
What a great man he was!!! I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to meet such a great and loving GENTLE man. A man who is unselfish in his dealings with his family and others. GOD made a way for us to meet him at the right time that was meant to happen. Words cannot express enough how wonderful he was in the the short time that I knew him. My life has been forever changed because of my brief encounter with you Mr. Allen. I know you are up there smiling on us as you say I am always smiling. THANK GOD FOR YOU!!!
I have been in constant prayer for the Allen family. I am blessed to have met Mr. Allen. His strength and wisdom has been an encourement to me. I see that same strength and wisdom in his girls, and know they will make it through these challenging times even stronger. I love yall.
Eddie Allen was a great man, a kind soul and one of my parent's best friends for life! They connected while stationed in Hawaii and have remained close throughout their lives. He will always be remembered and very dear to our hearts. Testament to the type of person he was is evident in the beautiful loving family he left behind, who have all of the qualities that made Eddie so wonderful.
With love and deepest condolences,
I can't believe Chief Allen is not here doing all the many things he did. (I don't know where he found the time - teaching, Toastmaster's, Suicide Prevention Center,etc. - I think he was busier after he retired from the Air Force.) I was pleased to serve many years with Eddie in the Air Force and to continue crossing paths with him since. He was always helping others, including trying to keep me straight at Wright-Patterson AFB. He was gracious in his interactions with superiors, peers, and subordinates. He loved his family passionately, was very proud of them, and talked about them often. I liked hearing his stories. I'll miss you Chief.
My condolences to all the Allen family,
Brien W. Dyer, Colonel, USAF, (Ret.)
RIP, wish Heaven had visiting hours!
I will never forget our childhood memories when we would meet in Sardis at our grandparents home. I thank God for allowing you to be so encouraging to me at our last Family Reunion together. I will always cherish the moment and forever Hold You In My Heart. RIP My Dear Cousin Until We Meet Again Love Forever
To the Allen Family, I am so very saddened at the loss of Chief Allen. I am very thankful for the privilege of getting to know him and for the honor of having been one of his nurses. He dealt with his illness with great hope, dignity and strength. He will live on in the hearts of all those he touched in his very special way. I will miss the conversations we had, for I learned so much from him. May you find peace and comfort in fond memories of life shared with him.
My sympathies to the family. I was privileged to work with Eddie early on through Suicide Prevention and continued with CISM. I saw him a couple of weeks ago at a retirement party for a mutual friend and was, as always, in awe of his grace, confidence and compassion. Eddie is a great loss to all of those who knew him and to the community which he served.
Not only an outstanding Senior Air Force NCO, also an outstanding MAN. A model for others to emulate in his character and demeanor. Blessings to the Allen Family.
My deepest sympathy to the Allen family, I has the privilege of meeting Eddie through his sister Regina Stingley. I was truly blessed by his encouraging words. May God our Father continue to comforted this Family in time of your sorrow.
Pastor Connita Lee, House of Prayer, Chicago, IL
My deepest sympathies to the Allen family. I will miss his encouraging words and positive attitude through all of lifes challenges. I have been privileged to work with Eddie as a member of the Montgomery Count Suicide Prevention Coalition. His support of PROJECT BRITE STAR and myself over the past 5 years has meant more than words can express. God bless him and grant eternal rest to him.
With deepest respect and admiration.
To the Allen family, you have my deepest sympathy during this time. Eddie and I serve together as Chiefs at Wright-Patterson for many years. He will be missed! CMSgt (Ret) Charles E. McDaniel
My deepest condolences to Chief Eddie Allen's family and friends, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Chief Allen you definitely created a legacy for the Mental Health career field. I will miss your wisdom, mentorship and passion. Thank you for your leadership and guidance. Your will be missed but your legacy will live on. It was an honor to know you.
I had the privilege of working with Eddie as part of the Suicide Prevention Coalition and Hospice of Dayton. He was truly a dedicated professional and great guy. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
My condolences and deepest sympathy to the family. Eddie and I served to together at WPAFB and I treasured his opinions and knowledge; he was a fantastic spirit. He made a difference and I am proud to have known him and served with him. He was a bonfided superstar and a heck of a Chief and person! Chief (Ret) Charlie Tiggs
The Project C.U.R.E., Inc. family sends its condolences to Mr. Allen's family, and we will keep you in our prayers.
My deepest condolences to the family. Chief Allen, as I will always remember him, was a confident, spirited, and genuine person. He shared himself in all he did over his entire AF career and in our community. I will treasure memories of communication, mentorship, and friendship while overseas/stateside. Chief I believe you will continue to be with us and look after us until we meet again. May your family be comforted in the community of family that you built and left as one of your legacies.
My deepest condolences to the family of Chief Allen. He was an amazing individual. I met Chief right after I retired from the AF, and we would talk about the good old days being in the AF. I did some work at his home, and the Chief sat and talk to me while I was working, he spoke fondly of his family, with that big old smile on his face. RIP Chief,
Ricardo F. Greaves, MSgt (ret)
We loved you and respected you so much Eddie. You were such a blessing to me and my own children let alone all of the youth of the church. You will forever be the leader of our ladies group. You taught us so much about ourself. We will be forever your "ladies group". Thank you for teaching us We Are Somebody!
I had the incredible honor of working with Eddie through suicide prevention the last few years. Eddie was a great mentor to me. Taught me so much about life and how to honor the ones we've lost. Ill miss our chats, his great stories and his friendship. What an honor to know him. Thoughts and prayers to the Allen family.
RIP Chief, you'll be missed!
May God comfort the Allen family during your season of loss. We owe so much of how we operate in our career field to Chief Allen's passion and vision. I was blessed to have met and learn from him. All God's blessings!
So many people around the globe will miss Chief Allen. He was our teacher, mentor, secret keeper and beloved friend. I looked forward to seeing Eddie's smile and getting our hugs at our Thursday night group sessions in the hospital basement. He always encouraged each of us to be a good person, share our talents and give back. From the sucide prevention talks, to the caregiver talks to the " don't forget to journal it ... write it down" talks, he has taught us all lessons on how to live life with a purpose. We thank his family for sharig him with all of us and our deepest sympathy is extended to you all.
My heart goes out to Eddie's family and Friends. This world will truly miss this amazing man, teacher, mentor and most of all a true friend. Thank you to his family for sharing him so much with us.
Just found out about Eddie's passing. What a GREAT human being he was. I remember the conversations that we used to have about what wearing an Air Force uniform meant as well as always trying to put your best foot forward in this life. You will be missed my friend.
Chief Allen and I where stationed at Maxwell AFB together, he was one of the easist people to talk too and always made people feel important.He will be missed
Marvella, my heart goes out to you and your family. I will continue to ask God to hold you close to Him.
Eddie meant the world to my daughters and I. Even though he was only in our lives for such a short period, his impact will last a lifetime. We love and miss him dearly. Lots of love and prayers for the Allen family! Love, Cheryl Kidd, Emily & Melissa Wallace
My prayers are with all of the Allen Family.
My prayers go out to the Allen family. May God grant you peace during this most difficult time. I remember when Eddie first came into the mental health field and the caring and devotion he showed helped shape our future. He was always a visionary and a true mentor to all that knew him. Words cannot fully express the impact of his legacy. God's love does not keep us from trials but sees us through them. – JY
Steven A. Jackson, CMSgt(ret)USAF
Chief no one will ever be able to replace the father figure, mentor, friend, and confidant I had in you. You will forever be missed in my heart. My heart also goes out to your family because I know they're missing you as much as I am. May you rest in peace chief
Very sad to see Eddie passing to be with Jesus. Thank you for all the lessons on how to be of service to others. You have been a very good teacher to many of us. Your lessons will prevail in our family.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Chief Allen. The MH Career Field owes a lot to Chief: from provider extenders to drug and alcohol certified counselors, I don't believe we'd be where we are today if it wasn't for his vision. He was a mentor to me as a young Airmen and to many others throughout his career. May you rest in peace for all of eternity.
May the Lord bless and keep your family. To the family: Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. My prayers are with you. If you need me just call.
My prayers go out to Eddie's family and friends. Throughout our careers in the AF we crossed paths until 1998, when our paths merged at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, in pursuit of excellence in the mental health career field; but more importantly the men and women who served as technicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, secretaries, and anyone else who was fortunate enough to interact with him. He continued this energy and passion following his retirement and I was blessed with a compassionate friend who always pushed the limits of influencing us to be better people and serve others. Eddie was a colleague and friend, whose conversation on any topic I will greatly miss, he was “one of a kind” who always did more than his best. I am so thankful to have had the pleasure of his company along this journey. Love you Chief!
It was a very sad day upon hearing that Chief Allen had passed away. When I found myself retraining into the Mental Health career field after more than 14 years in a much different career field, he was patient, understanding, and very helpful as a mentor and leader. My deepest sympathies go out his spouse and children.
My thoughts and prayers to Chief Allen's family and friends. I was very sad to hear of his passing. Chief Allen was a dedicated, passionate leader to the Air Force and to the Mental Health Career Field. When substance abuse and mental health merged, that passion and leadership helped to create the vision and direction of the career field. His legacy will not be forgotten.
Eddie was a blessing to all whom he came in contact with, such a great smile, and a big heart filled with compassion that he shared with all.
I loved my Christian brother so very much and will miss him greatly.
My prayers go out to all his family,
Eddie had a rare combination of intelligence, compassion, eloquence and energy. The world is a sadder place with his passing, but it is a much better place because he passed through. I will miss my friend.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Chief Allen. May the comfort of God help and provide peace to you during this difficult time. His dedication to those he served was like none other. I am honored to have served with him and blessed for the lasting impression he made within the Air Force Mental Health career field.
To the family of Chief Allen, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss. May he RIP,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chief was a mentor for me as a young Airman and I truly appreciated all he did for his troops and the Mental Health Career Field......Rest In Peace Chief!
I wish my deepest sympathy to the family. Chief was a founding fatther for the Air Force's Mental Health technicians and will always be remembered for his dedication and concern for us. May God comfort all and provide peace. God Bless...
CMSgt Rickey King, San Antonio, TX
I will always remember what a mentor you were to me. I was proud to serve with you and I am thankful that I had you as a guide during my early years.
Mardonia and I wish to express our deepest condolences. Our eldest children were high school and college friends and this loss has left our hearts heavy. Chief was my mentor and friend. It was an honor to have known him. I will forever remember him and his devotion to family, his leadership to the Air Force and his service to our nation. God bless. Dennis R. Jones, MSgt USAF Ret