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Asheville - James Robert Allen, 90, of Asheville, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Mr. Allen was born December 14, 1923 in Buncombe County and retired from Kearfott after 22 ½ years. He was a veteran of the US Army, a member of Berea Baptist Church, and he loved to garden.
Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Nairm Houston and Margaret Garland Allen; wife, Verlie Inez Allen; son, Douglas Neal Allen; grandson, Brandon Allen Lingelbach; sisters, Ila A. Stone and Norma Bustle; and a brother, John W. Allen who died in the line of duty in WWII.
Surviving are his daughters, Linda A. Davis (Joe) of Asheville and Vickie A. Smith (Gary) of Kentucky; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
A celebration of life service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals with the Reverend Ken Sausedo officiating. Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday following the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals.
Harwood Home For Funerals
208 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on July 20, 2014