WILLIAM JACKSON "JACKIE"
SYLVA, N.C. - William Jackson "Jackie" Allen, 77 of Sylva, NC; formerly of Lakeland, passed away from respiratory failure on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Son of the late Jack and Mary Allen, he was born in Cairo, GA and moved to Lakeland, FL in his youth. Jackie retired from the USAF in 1975 and returned to Lakeland and retired a second time in 1998. He has been a resident of Sylva, NC for the past 10 years.
Jackie was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Edna Brewer Allen, a son, Dennis B. Allen, brothers Eddie and Donald and sisters Mickey, Virginia and Violet.
He is survived by two sons, Jesse (Roni) Allen of Edmond, OK and Lindsay (Carolyn) Allen of Cumming, GA; one daughter Heidi (Joe) Crowe of Lakeland; four grandchildren: Alaina (Matt) Barrow, Alyssa (Matt) Bragg, Lance and Victoria Allen; three great grandchildren: Tristan and Zoey Barrow and Ryleigh Bragg, one brother Gene Allen, Lakeland.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Cullowhee Baptist Church, Cullowhee NC.
Published in Ledger from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014