Harold L. Allen, “Deer Man,” 74, a resident of Niota, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 26, 2020, with family by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Telford Allen of Ohio and Ester Sutton Allen of West Virginia; his brother, Bill Allen of Tellico, and brother, Estel Allen of Alabama; sister, Norma Jean Rutledge of Florida, and sister, Shirley Miller of Virginia; brother-in-law, William Moses of Tellico; and niece, Pam Moses Williams of Tellico.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Kay Allen of Niota; three sons: Billy (Missy) Allen of Cleveland, Kenny Allen of Niota, and Lonnie (Carrie) Allen of Riceville; and one daughter, Linda (Scott) Silvers of Cleveland.
He has 11 grandchildren: Kalisha (Josh) Ledford of Old Fort, Courtney (Matt) Stone of Cleveland, Leigh Ann Works (Tanner) of Cleveland, Brittany (Taylor) White of Cleveland, Alexis (Aaron) Bales of Sweetwater, Dakota Allen of Cleveland, Ashley Allen of Cleveland, twins Ty and Trace Allen of Riceville, Jazmin Allen of Niota, and Blake Allen of Niota; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: his twin sister, Carol Moses of Tellico, Shelia Scott of Tellico, and Peggy Luttrell of Florida; and one brother, Charles (Jenny) Allen of Ohio.
At 17 years old, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in March, 1964, to support his mother and our country. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran who loved his country. He received many medals and specialty training starting in Fort Knox, to Fort Benning, and later orders to Alaska and Vietnam.
He had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything nature. He loved watching deer and meeting people. He just wanted to enjoy life and make people laugh and smile. He loved the dairy barn. He loved showing pictures of wild deer he tamed, and his family. He lived for the moment
The family would like to express a special thank-you to Hospice of Chattanooga, and his nurse Amanda.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in honor of him to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or Wildlife Conservation Society.
The family will receive friends today, June 30, 2020, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Athens chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 400 S. White St. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Lake Walker officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Charleston, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The committal service will conclude with military honors.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Harold, and/or your personal condolences with his family, by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
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