READING – A memorial gathering for John Wade Allen, 87, who died Nov. 1, 2011 was held on Nov. 19, at Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Department. Burial will be at a later date.
He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Brownsville, the son of Albert and Harriet (McFadden) Allen.
Mr. Allen served his country during World War II and was a long-haul truck driver for Wiggins Concrete block plant for many years.
He and his wife enjoyed participating in oxen pulls and showing events at fairs.
Survivors include four children, Edward, of Reading, Lawrence, of Bridgewater, Linda and Richard Allen, both of South Carolina; four stepchildren, Linda Thomas and Jean Patoine, both of Proctorsville, Wayne Thomas, of Baltimore, and Paul Thomas, of Westminster; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Irene.
Memorial contributions may be made to Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Department, Proctorsville, 05153.
This obituary first appeared in the November 23rd print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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