Rev. Edward C. Allen, 94, of Durant, Florida, born on January 3, 1924 in Greenspring, West Virginia, entered into eternal rest on November 25, 2018.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II, and a licensed machinist for B & O Railroad and Allegheny Ballistic Laboratory.
At 43 he was called into ministry, and pastored churches in Paw Paw, West Virginia, Centerville, Virginia, Emporia, Virginia, and Hagerstown, Maryland. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, and had a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Allen; children, Cheryl A. Sachs (Doug) of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Edward C. Allen, Jr. (Carole) of Easton, Maryland; step-children, Darlene Anderson (Gary) of Boswell, Pennsylvania, Richard Kohler (Kathy) of Greenville, South Carolina, Ricky Johnson (Debbie), Bonnie R. McDaniel, Melody Roach (Jamie), Keith Johnson (Nikki), and Wayne Johnson, all of Plant City; grandchildren, Krista Lepp (Brad) of Orlando, Paul Goggin (Morria) of Atlanta, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Taylor Nail of Easton, Maryland, Nick Lepp and Kameryn Lepp both of Orlando; and many loving step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his siblings.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lenora Allen.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 29 from 6 - 8:00 P.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S County Rd 39, Plant City.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 1:00 P.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Hagerstown, Maryland, where the family will receive friends beginning at Noon.
Committal with military honors to follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Expressions of condolence at rsthvn.com