Charles Allen

Saturday, January 26, 1935 - Wednesday, January 13, 2021

In Loving Memory

Photo of Charles Allen  - 1935-2021

Charles Allen, age 85 of Candler, passed away on January 13, 2021.

He was born January 26, 1935 in Haywood County to the late T. C. Allen and the late Connie Chapman Allen. Charles moved to Buncombe County to make his home in 1963. He was employed by Champion Paper and Fibre Co. for 40 dedicated years. Charles spent several active years coaching Little League Baseball where he was well-liked by both the players and parents. He honorably served our country for 13 years in the Army National Guard. Charles loved spending time in his woodworking shop where he crafted many beautiful things, which he always gave away. Mr. Allen had been a faithful member of Ridgeway Baptist Church of Candler, NC for 66 years.

Charles was the last surviving child of the Allen children; there were 6 brothers and 6 sisters.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 years, Marilyn Hedden Allen; two sons, Michael Allen (Tammy) of Knoxville, TN, and Martin Allen of Dallas, NC; one daughter, Janice Tyson (Stanley) of Dallas, NC; four grandchildren, Aaron Tyson (Carolyn) of Belmont, NC, Preston Tyson (Beth) of Dallas, NC, Rachel Allen of Upland, CA, and David Allen (Hannah) of Chandler, AZ; three great-granddaughters, Olivia, Ivy, and Shelby Tyson; and two special nieces, Nancy Pressley and Lynn Sellars.

 To honor the request of Mr. Allen a private graveside funeral service will be held with Reverend Jackie Collins officiating, and music performed by Scott Sprinkle. In lieu of flowers, Charles had requested that donations be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church at 525 Old 19/23 Hwy. Candler, NC 28715.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Aston Park Health Care Center for the great care they gave to Charles during his time there.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Allen family.

Condolences from family and friends

Janice, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's death. My prayers and sympathy gees out to all of your family. We love you and know that you will always have such fond memories that you will never forget. We Love You, Dean and Anne
Anne Mathews
Sorry for your loss. Our family prayers are with y'all
Terry Waddell
Our prayers are with you all. It so sad when a generation passes away. He was my Moms 1st cousin and would visit her often while she was alive. To you all may the Lord bless you.
Don & Norma Fisher
I have know Charles for many years ,his brother Robert was my uncle .I worked with him at the mill ,he was a good friend .and a good guy. Condolences to the family in this time of sorrow.
Carroll Israel
So sorry. We thought a lot of Charles . Give Marilyn a hug for me. The TBW class of Ridgeway always enjoyed our visits at their home. Praying for comfort and peace for you all .
Les and Sheila Shope King
Dear Marty and Family, I am sharing in your sadness as you remember your sweet dad! I have fond memories of Charles as he was always so nice to me. I am sending love and prayers to you and especially your mom. God speed Charles. With love and sympathy, Kim
Kim Miller
Janice and family - I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know I am praying for all of you. Sending you hugs. Karen
Karen Stanley
Marty, i am sorry you lost yoyr dad. I know you will miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for the family. God bless you.
Karen Brackeyy
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Marilyn and all the family. We loved him so much.
Sandra and Lowell Grogan
Marlyn, sorry for the loss of Charles.He was my moms 1st cousin and worked with Butch in the Mill. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Barbara
Barbara Robinson Henson
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our hearts.
Steve and Anne Cogburn
Janice, Mike and Marty, I am so sorry for the loss of your Daddy. I have to say all of my memories of Uncle Charles are of a kind, patient and caring man. I always enjoyed our visits to yall's "house on the hill". I will be thinking of and praying for you guys in the coming days. God bless and hopefully we can see each other soon.
Maria Hedden Bolan
We loved Mr. Charles so very much! His smile could light up the darkness I do believe. He gave us the most beautiful handcrafted gift to celebrate our marriage. And I remember every year as we got the silent auction ready for church, I was always so excited to see what he would donate. He had such a wonderful talent in the most generous spirit. He always had an encouraging way about him. What a joy to have known Mr. Charles!
Ben and Nicholette Antoniuk
To all the Allen family. We are so sorry for your loss of Charles. He was such a good man! Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember all the memories y'all have of him. He is no longer in pain.
Jeff & Cindy Shope Jackson
Marty, prayers for your family during this time. God Bless
Kevin Brown
Sorry about the loss of Charles enjoyed working with him ,we had some good times!
Howard Sparky Sparks
Sorry for your loss, enjoyed working with Charles,we had some good times!
Howard Sparkie Sparks
I’m so sorry for your loss! Charles was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known!! Praying for Marilyn and families!!!
Anne Fore Elliott
To Mike and family; I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad! It is not easy when they pass away. There will be days when you might shed a tear and thats okay! you will always have those special memories of years gone by! May God bless you and give you peace and comfort.
Susan Perry Partain