George Thomas Allen
by Chris Dunham, PDT Sports Writer
George Thomas Allen, Sr.
Age 76 of Portsmouth, died on November 9, 2012 at Best Care in Wheelersburg. He was born in Portsmouth on May 5, 1936 to George and Bessie (Gaines) Allen. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1956-1959 and then settled in the Portsmouth area, working for many years as a contract carpenter. George attended Sand Hill Baptist Church, enjoyed watching westerns, and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by one son, George Allen, Jr. (Julie) of Franklin Furnace; one daughter, Mary Stevens (Jim) of Stockdale; one sister, Anita Hamm of Wheelersburg; five grandsons, Jimmy, Timmy, Kevin, Zachary, Christopher; six great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Taylar, Brianna, Majel, Isabell, and Trevor. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Old Wheelersburg Cemetery with Pastor Ralph Shaffer, Jr. officiating. Military honors will be provide by James Dickey Post #23. Wolfe - Nelson Funeral Home in Sciotoville is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.WolfeNelsonFuneralHome.com.
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