Norman Ray Allen
Norman Ray Allen

SALISBURY - Norman Ray Allen, 66, died Friday, June 1, 2007 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem. He was born February 13, 1941 in Rowan County, to the late Helen McDaniel Allen and the late Ervin Walter Allen Sr. He was a 1959 graduate of Boyden High School.

Mr. Allen was a veteran of the United States Army, had two tours in Vietnam, and was a helicopter pilot. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with V Device, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal 15 Device, the Republic of Vietnam Combat Medal, The Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Senior Aviation Badge.

Mr. Allen worked for the U.S. Post Office, he was a member of Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith and a trustee. He was a member of Faith Civitan Club and Faith American Legion, Rockwell Amvets, a Life Member of DAV and VFW. The Faith JCs voted him Senior Citizen of the year in 2006. He was Executive Officer of the Charter Organization of Shiloh. He was also involved with Boy Scouts of America, and was a BSA Past District Commissioner, Member of the Order of the Arrow, recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and held the Wood Badge.

A son, Norman Russell "Rusty" Allen preceded him in death, on March 25, 1996.

Survivors are wife: Wanda Evans Allen, whom he married December 13, 1958; sons: Gregory Todd Allen of El Paso, Texas, Jody Ray Allen and wife Angela of Salisbury, five grandchildren: Amanda, Joey, Savanna, Jessie and Ian, and one great grandchild: Macy Wellmon. Also surviving are brother: Ervin Walter Allen Jr. of Churchland and sisters: Peggy Teal of Concord, Eleanor Burton of Salisbury and Faye Raney of Perlear, NC.

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Monday at Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith with the Rev. Wayne Trexler officiating. Burial will be at the Salisbury National Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rowan County Honor Guard. Visitation: 7-8:30 pm tonight at Lyerly Funeral Home.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith, P.O. Box 308, Faith, NC 28041 or to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Condolences at
Published by Salisbury Post on Jun. 3, 2007.
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To the family...I am deeply sadened by your loss. I am a scout who knew Norm, but only once worked with him at Barnhardt. It only took that one opportunity to work with him that I knew him to be a trusted friend. A friend whose respect meant a great deal. God bless you all.
Timothy Paul Sides
June 13, 2007
Wanda and family, I am sorry I wasn't able to see you for the memorial services. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 6, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Shirley Porter Hoosier
June 4, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ronnie and Karen Pinyan
June 4, 2007
godspeed old friend
roger stegall
June 3, 2007
Wanda and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Allen was a pleasure and joy to work with in our years with the Scouts from Shiloh. We appreciate all that he did in the past for our country also. Our thoughts have been and will be with you. Cathy Safrit & Clay Boger
Cathy Safrit
June 3, 2007
We did not have the honor of knowing Norman but we love and appreciate him for what he did for our Country. Our prayers are with the family,stay close to God and he will help you through this. Ms. Faye, We love you and Holly so much. You have been a big blessing to our family and if we can do anything for you please let us know. May God be with you all.
Lisa,William, Brooklyn, Heaven and Adrianna Walker
June 3, 2007
My prayers are with you. Wish I could be there. Love You
Stanley Evans
June 3, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Allen family, you have my deepest sympathy. If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.
Michael Basinger
June 3, 2007
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