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March 30, 2014
Charlie, was a gentleman of the first order. We worked together for many years on TGI Friday's. He was a joy to work with. Funny, conscientious, indefatigable, and always generous, we laughed a lot together. We discussed sports, religion, hiking the Smokey Mountains, and of course, family. One of my favorite memories was being invited to spend a couple of days on the raft he built and auctioned for charity.
He'll be missed by many.
February 03, 2014
Gracie & Family,
I am so sorry to read about your loss. I am in shock and words escape me right now. Charlie was so kind and good to me at many different points in my life. I first met him when I was a student at East High School and he directed the Operation Threescore Program. Later, when I attended University of Tennessee at Nashville, he was my professor. And most recently, he served as one of the directors when I was Executive Director of the Nashville Business Incubation Center. The world was so much more joyful and hopeful because Charlie was in it. I mourn with you.
February 03, 2014
Gracie-
I just heard about Charlie's passing from Ann Wagner. What a loss for the Nashville community. He was an inspiration to all of us at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum. Juggling so many projects at one time, the wonderful ideas that he'd dream up....and everything always for a special cause. As a charter member of the Ag Museum, he helped guide us toward some special projects that are still in place. The tulip poplars that he helped us plant now tower above the Ag Museum...and the Dream Houses that he built are still a highlight for children at the Music & Molasses Festival. There is so much that Charlie did that will continue to help this museum and the many people that he came in contact with through the years. I'll always remember riding that raft down the Cumberland. How he ever worked out the logistics on that one!
My thoughts are with all of you. He loved his family so much!
January 23, 2014
Dear Gracie and family, I just heard of Charlie's passing yesterday from Ruth. My heart sank at the news. My relationship with Charlie and the Allen family goes back a long way. Charlie "Crappy" Allen, Sr. married my wife and me nearly 53 yrs. ago. Tom "Sig" and I were best buddies starting in the 9th grade at Highland Jr. Hi. in Louisville. I spent so much time at the Allen's home on Speed Ave. my Mom once asked me why didn't I take my bed with me. I got to know Mr. Allen, Crappy", Martha Belle and "Sig" pretty well. Charlie, was a few years older than "Sig" and I so we didn't run around together. One thing I noticed even as a young teen, was the uncommon affection Charlie and Tom had for each other. With death comes mixed emotions. On the one hand, we who are left behind with our sorrow, know that our loved one, if they are a true believer, are in the loving arms of Jesus. I wouldn't want to take Charlie out of the arms of Jesus. That is my final destination and that's where I want to be. God bless you and your family.
January 15, 2014
Charlie is one of my first memories...playing and running around UTN while meeting my student parents for between class ice-cream sandwich breaks. Charlie made what could have readily been a truly tedious and heart-wrenching daily event into a grand adventure everyday.
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