James O. Allen, Jr.
NEWARK, DE- James O. Allen, Jr., age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Newark.
Born in Milledgeville, GA, James was the son of the late Thelma Joe (Brown) and James Ollie Allen, Sr. He served his country proudly in the US Air Force, retiring as Tech Sergeant after 22 years of service. Afterward, he worked as an engineer for the DuPont Company. His wife of 46 years, Dianne (Holmes) Allen, predeceased him.
He will be dearly missed by his son, Jonathan K. Allen of Bear, DE; his daughter and son-in-law, Valerie E. A. and Mark Buckholdt of Bear, DE; his sister, Barbara Anne Holmes of Virginia Beach, VA; his grandchildren, Caleb and Jordan; and extended family in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
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