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Isaac J. Allen, Sr.


August 24, 1927 - October 18, 2013

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Isaac J. Allen, Sr. was born on August 24, 1927 in Elizabeth City, New Jersey, to the late Isaiah and Mary Allen. On October 18, 2013, Isaac entered into eternal rest with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his son, Isaac J. Allen, Jr.

Isaac attended Georgetown School, Henry District, Hanover County, Virginia from 1934-1944.

He was employed by C&O Railroad Company from 1944 to 1952.

He served as a Medic in the 567th MED Co Korea during the Korean War from August 7, 1952 to July 20, 1954. During his tour of service he was awarded the Korean Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a member of the Greater Nazarene Baptist Church for over 70 years and a faithful tither.

Isaac worked for the Henrico County Department of Transportation for over 40 years as a supervisor from 1961 to 2002 until his retirement at the age of 75 years old.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife of 58 years, Emily V. Allen. Three children William H. Allen (Rugena), Maxine E. Allen and Gloria A. Cormier (Horace Jr.) Five grandchildren William Isaac Glasco-Allen (Lacy), Brittany Lorena, Jillian Paige and Christina Nicole Allen and Gabrielle Dionne-Jenee Cormier. Two great grandchildren, Gizelle and Gaige Glasco-Allen. Mother-in-law Golden Lewis, Two brother-in-laws George Lewis (Edna) and James Lewis (Lisa). Three sister-in-laws Lillian Brooks, Mary Francis Taylor (William) and Lillie Mae Matthews. Two devoted friends, Andrew Howard and Thomas Allen. A host of nieces, nephews and many devoted family members and friends.

His remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA 23005 and can be viewed 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Greater Nazarene Baptist Church, 11435 Georgetown Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

Interment Allen Cemetery.