Allen Bradley Coward

Mr. Allen Bradley Coward, 87, died Friday, August 24, 2018.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 PM in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, Vanceboro, officiated by Rev. Kenneth Dixon and Rev. Chris Elks, Jr. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 3:15 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Coward, son of the late John and Viola Smith Coward, was a native of Craven County. He was employed with NC Chemical in Bridgeton for a number of years, prior to early retirement due to disability. He was a member of Covenant of God Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Coward was also preceded in death by his wife, Ida Lee Coward, and daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Stevie Ipock.
He is survived by:son, John Allen Coward and wife, Nancy; daughter, Sandra Elks and husband, Chris; grandchildren, Chris Elks, Jr. and wife, Nicole, Randle Allen Elks, Tracy Allen Coward, all of Vanceboro, and Kim Ipock Tyree and husband, Jay, of Ernul; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Logan Tyree of Ernul; and Joshua and Ainsley Elks of Vanceboro.
Online condolences at

Funeral Home

Wilkerson Funeral Home
608 Farm Life Avenue Vanceboro, NC 28586
(252) 244-0770

Published in Sun Journal from Aug. 26 to Sept. 25, 2018