January 28, 1940-
August 21, 2014
Columbus, GA- Ret SSG. Frank Albert Allen, 74, of Columbus, Georgia passed away peacefully Thursday, August 21, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EST at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home 4048 Macon Rd. Columbus, GA 31907 With the Reverend officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery 553 HWY. 165 Fort Mitchell National, AL 36856. The Allen family will receive friends Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. EST at the funeral home.
Frank was born January 28, 1940 to the late Luther and Edith Allen in Murphy, North Carolina. After graduating high school Frank joined The United States Army where he proudly served during The Vietnam Conflict. After 20 years of service he retired. He then worked for the Fort Benning Civil Service, and retired after another 20 years. Frank took advantage of his retirement and decided to make a long time dream of owning and operating his own restaurant a reality. He started by enrolling in Columbus College. He graduated with an Associate in Business Management. He also completed courses and earned a certificate in Hotel-Motel Management. Frank later pursed to further his education further. He enrolled at Troy State University, where he obtained his Associate of Science in General Education and Bachelors of Applied science.
Frank was a fun loving person who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching wrestling, writing country songs and also enjoyed Philately. Other than his parents Frank is preceded in death by his Step-Mother Ann Mae Allen, seven siblings Evelyn Colbert, Edward Allen, Walter Allen, Chester Allen, and Sandra Nelson.
Frank was deeply loved and will be forever missed. In deep sorrow remain to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 42 years Angela Marie Allen; son, Jonathan Allen (Jwana) of Columbus, GA; daughters, Margaret (Frederick) of Lithonia, GA, Kimberly Garrett (Carlos) of Dalton, GA; Brothers, Charles Allen (Barbara) of Apple Valley, CA, Johnny Allen (Shirley) of Andrews N.C, Oscar Allen (Donna) of Murphy, N.C, Preston Allen (Missy) of Murphy, N.C, Martin Allen (Tracy) Of Conyers, GA, Steve Owens of Murphy N.C, Ray Owens of Charlotte N.C; Sisters, Margaret Moore of Pomona, CA, Betty McCombs, Selma Jackson, Judy Colbert (Jerry) Colbert, Yvonne Allen, Zulia Allen, Mattie Brown (Ervin), all of Murphy, N.C, Ruby Allen of Chapel Hill, N.C, Fair lee Williams of Bridgeport CT, Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Louis VA; brother-in-law, Don Colbert of Compton CA, sisters-in-law, Ruth Allen of Dayton, Ohio, Sylvia Allen of Paramount, CA; grandchildren, Tiarra Allen, Destiney Allen, Dyresha(Williams) Given, Ja Nisha Jones, Neil Caldwell, Jon-Frederick Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Kimber Bonds; one great-grandchild, Ta'hiry Givens.
Frank Albert Allen was a dedicated Solider, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Husband and Friend and Will be forever missed.
Vance Brooks Funeral Home
4048 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31907-2210
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Aug. 27, 2014