Rex Eugene Allen

Tuesday, October 6, 1953 - Monday, March 15, 2021

In Loving Memory

Photo of Rex Eugene Allen  - 1953-2021

On Monday, March 15, 2021, Rex Eugene Allen, a loving husband, father, uncle, and friend to many, passed away surrounded by his family.

Born on October 6, 1953 in Oconee County, SC he was a son of the late Gus Allen and the late Edna Lusk Allen.

In addition to his parents, Rex was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Allen, and three nephews.

Rex grew up in southern Jackson County. In his early years, Rex was employed as an ironworker in Nebraska. After returning to NC, he worked for Rex Dillard for 25 dedicated years. He later established Rex's Excavating in Glenville which he owned and operated for 14 years. Rex attended the Cashiers Church of God and loved his church family dearly. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and doting on his granddaughter, Kasey. He was known for his kind heart and a smile that would brighten anyone's day.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Kim Berry Allen of Glenville; sisters, Janie Watson and Ruth Hooper both of Cashiers; sons, Jason (Sarah) Berry of Cashiers, and Charles (Traci) Allen of Brevard; several nieces and nephews; 5 grandchildren; and many dear friends that he considered family.

Services will be held at the Cashiers Church of God on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Tim Pressley, Pastor Tommy Wrenn, and Pastor Robert Harrison officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm prior to the service.

The family kindly asks that those in attendance wear a mask and follow the recommended COVID-19 guidelines in respect to the health concerns of Kim. Masks will be provided for those without one at the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Cashiers Church of God, PO Box 231, Cashiers, NC 28717.

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

Condolences from family and friends

Prayers and hugs for your family during this difficult time.
Malinda Holley
Will Be Missed By All. Prayers To The Family
Jim And Nancy Allen, Frostproof Fl.
Kim, we are so sorry for your loss!! Rex was always a friend to us. We loved him and you will definitely miss you soulmate, but our loss is Heavens gain!!! We love you and the families. If we can ever be of any help we will. Love much, Bro. and Sis. Pressley
Rev. Ned and Alice Pressley
Prayers and thoughts to Kim and this family, my heart is heavy for you all, Rex was such a Blessing and just a joy to be around, he had a contagious laugh and a heart of Gold. I know him and Billy Ray are celebrating in Heaven, two great friends in the presence of Jesus. Rex will missed by those who knew him. Love to you all
Phyllis McCall
I'm so sorry to hear my friend has passed on. But I get comfort in knowing he's in the presence of our Lord. What a great man I can't remember a time I ever saw Rex that he wasn't smiling. I'm praying for y'all.
Jim Barnes
Heaven gained a fine man,prayers and hugs to the family.
Tim Hall
Sincere prayers for his dear wife Kim and his family. For strength and comfort from our Lord Jesus.
Charlie and Sara Jones
While Rex’s smile truly would brighten any day, his bold love for the Lord was what shone brightest through him and led him to love so well. Lean hard into your Father dear Kim...
Cheryl
So sorry to hear about Rex I was a fine godly man for sure and would do anything to help anyone if he could. He and Billyray my uncle are having A reunion like no other. And we have the promise to see them all again thank you Lord.
Bonnie Heltsley
Rex will be dearly missed by many. He was a man of integrity and i knew him most of all for his faith. What a blessing to have kniwn him kim. We know we will see him again in heaven oh what a reunion that will be❤. Love you. The Tuckers.
Carla Babb Tucker
Im so sorry Kim and Family , Im Sure gonna miss his smiling face always so loving and kind . I would be there today if I could , im out of town . Rex maybe gone but never forgotten till we see him again . Love y'all
Genice Moffitt Jennings