ALLEN, Charles Leslie Sr.
Rev. Charles Leslie “Chuck” Allen Sr., went home to be with his Lord on July 19, 2014. He was born on December 28, 1937 in Williamson, West Virginia, a son of Charles L. “Bud” Allen and Virginia Ellen England Allen; the oldest of seven children. Chuck joined the US Air Force shortly after graduating from high school. He served as an air traffic controller and radar technician; he retired from the USAF in Marietta, GA after 23 years of service. He was then employed by the US Postal Service as a letter carrier for 20 years. Chuck loved God and served Him in various churches for many years. He was licensed to preach in 1999 and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 2000. Chuck served as a chaplain at Emory Adventist Hospital in Smyrna. He was called to serve as a minister to senior adults at First Baptist Church in Smyrna in 2004 where he served his Lord and friends for 10 years. He said “Retirement from this position will be out of this world.” Chuck loved his Lord, his family, church family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and all of God’s creation. Chuck is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy June Williams Allen; daughter, Virginia Leanne Allen Ewert (Ivan); son, Charles Leslie “Chip” Allen Jr. (Iliana); grandchildren, Charles Evan Allen and Gabriel James Allen; sisters, Lois Marshall, Gladees “Dee” Buckner and Sheila Jean Innamoratta (Joe); brothers, James Ellery Allen (Brenda) and Timothy Michael Allen. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Smyrna with Rev. Barry Owen and Rev. Justin Rader officiating. Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 until 4:00 pm and 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Gideons and the Wounded Warrior Project.