Obituary of John Franklin "J.F." Allen
John Franklin "J.F." Allen, age 91, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
Mr. Allen was born in Montgomery County on March 12, 1927 to Barney and Mary Galloway Allen. In addition to being a life-long Presbyterian and a Democrat, he was a self-employed licensed general building contractor. He was a former administrator for Montgomery Nursing Home and Montgomery Memorial Hospital and founding president of Uwharrie Lumber Company.
His community involvement included being a former board member of the North Carolina Community Foundation, former Montgomery County Commissioner, North Carolina State Senator, District 8 Highway Commissioner, member of the NC Ports Authority, and former Chairman of the Board of Montgomery Community College.
He was a founding member of Star Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder and Sunday School Superintendent for 47 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Ray Maness Allen, and brother, Hubert Allen.
He is survived by one daughter, Kerry Hensley of Biscoe; two sons, J. Fred Allen (Carol) of West End and F. Ray Allen (Breon) of New London; nine grandchildren, Scott Anderson (Sherry), Christy Harmon (Brian), Laura Scott (Dan), Catherine Allen (Jimmy Rhine), John Allen (Autumn), Duncan Allen (Sloan), Alex Allen, Brooke Netta (Jessie), and Brendt Hensley (Danielle); and ten great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 9, at Star Presbyterian Church, 101 Okeewemee Road, Star with the Rev. Tom Currie and Kim Stamey officiating. Interment will be in Star Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cotton Creek Road, Star.
Visitation will be held after the services at Jeff's Kitchen.
Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or Star Presbyterian Church, PO Box 237, Star, NC 27356.