Joe Banks Allman
LANDIS - Joe Banks Allman, 81, of Landis passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home.
He was born Aug. 6, 1931 in Stanly County, the son of the late Cleatus W. Allman and the late Ollie Blackwelder Allman Daubenspeck. He retired from Dominion Yarn in Landis in 1996. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force
during the Korean War
. He was a member of First Reformed Church in Landis. He was a past president of the Cannon YMCA Grimes Y's Men's Club, former president of the Landis Lions Club, served as Registrar for Rowan County Board of Elections and was on the Landis Town Board for many years. He also served as President of the Rowan County Schools Vocational Committee for many years. He coached Little League baseball for a number of years. He was an Eagle Scout and served as a scout master for a number of years.
He was an active member in his church community and enjoyed singing in the choir and serving on various committees throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Rev. Wayne Daubenspeck and a step-brother, Henry Daubenspeck.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Wanda Baucom Allman; son, Alan C. Allman of Mooresville; daughter, Angela Allman of Salisbury; grandchildren, Shea N. Walker of Charlotte, Chase Tyler Walker (Kathryn) of China Grove, Zachary Banks Allman of San Diego, Calif. and Zari Ann Allman of Mooresville; brother, Gary Allman of Gastonia; step-brother, Richard Daubenspeck (Lois) of Virginia; step-sister, Ruth Kistler (Keith) of Virginia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service and Visitation: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at First Reformed Church, Landis officiated by Rev. David Franks and Rev. Gerald Baucom. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 6 at Whitley's Funeral Home.
Memorials:Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Medical Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105 and/or First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave., Landis, NC 28088.
Whitley's Funeral Home is assisting the Allman family. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com