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Herman W. Allen Jr.

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Herman W. Allen Jr. Obituary
Herman W. Allen, Jr., 74, of Mechanicsville, former owner of Herman W. Allen Plumbing and Heating, a vibrant and boisterous father, brother, grandfather, and businessman, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel C. and Herman W. Allen, Sr., and is survived by his children, Jennifer A. Owings (David) and Andy D. Allen; three grandchildren, Brooks, Anne Douglas, and Winnie; sister, Wanda Witherow (Jim); two nieces, Amanda and Rebecca; as well as the mother of his children, Nancy P. Allen. Herman was a talented athlete and was voted "the biggest flirt" of the first graduating class of Lee-Davis High School in 1959. Before joining his father at Herman W. Allen Plumbing and Heating in 1975, he was a successful high school football coach. Herman had coaching stints at Lee-Davis, Hermitage, Bluestone, Nelson County, and Culpepper High Schools, having won Coach of the Year honors at Nelson County. He had never met a stranger and would invariably run into someone he knew, regardless of where he was. Herman had a great passion for golf, and looked forward to his weekly golf outings. He was truly one of a kind. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Massey Cancer Center, 401 College Street, Richmond, VA 23298.
Published in Herald-Progress on Dec. 29, 2016
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