Funeral service for Master Sgt. (Ret.) Gary Landrum Allen, USAF, age 87, of Cornersville, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Brown and Josh Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery next to his wife, Mary Ellen Smith Allen.
Gary was born on November 26, 1932 in Rutherfordton, NC to the late Landrum Sam and Erna Lenora Polinz Allen. He served as a mechanic in the United States Navy and Air Force and was a retired Master Sergeant. He loved to tinker with things and talk to people. Gary was a member of McBurg United Methodist Church. Mr. Allen passed away on February 14, 2020 at Donalson Care Center.
Survivors include his daughters, Pamela and Shelia Allen both of Fayetteville, TN; son, Danny (Brenda) Allen of Chapel Hill, TN; grandsons, Eddie (Britney) Allen and Joshua (Amber) Allen; great-grandchildren, Madison, Haylee, Matthew, and Liam Allen and one on the way.
Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Higgins Funeral Home
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Master Sgt. (Ret.) Gary Landrum Allen.
He and Ellen were most wonderful people. They were giving people to their community and everyone they knew. He was a close friend of my brother Carl (Tip) Hall. They served in the Air Force together and my brother had only good words to say about Gary. I am so sorry for your great loss. God Bless Yall.
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. I remember him always helping someone. Did get to visit him a few time while he was in the nursing home.
GOD BLESS, GARY WILL BE MISSED
I love you Uncle Gary. You were such a big part of my upbringing and I’m gonna miss you so much!
Sheila and family, I loved your Dad and I missed him after he wasn’t able to come to come to church.. Love and prayers.. Brenda Anderson
Pam, Shelia and Danny, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
He loved it when we did military tributes at church. He always stood proudly for his country, his church and God. Sure have missed being greeted by him on Sunday mornings. He lives a big whole in our hearts and our church family. Until that day when we are all united in God’s heavenly kingdom may we remember the impression he left on all of us as we strive to be like Jesus. He was a prime example! Forever in our hearts Mr. Gary.
With deepest sympathy,
Jim and Marilyn Ault
I met him over 30 years ago, and no matter what he was always there for me. He was a truly great man, and a man that truly loved his wife. He was the best grandfather my boys could ask for.
Hé is truly going to be missed!
Love you pa, your stories, and the time spent on your front porch enjoying God’s creation. Wonderful times and memories