Jay Dee Allen


December 5, 1938 - August 1, 2013

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Jay Dee Allen of Copper Hill, VA. completed his earthly tour on August 1st. at Skyline Manor Nursing Home in Floyd, VA., with several family members bidding him “Farewell”. It began on December 5, 1938 when a bouncing baby boy brought joy to his parents, Charlie and Mary Allen, now deceased. He was also preceded in death by an older sister, Ruth Collins, and a dear friend, Joey Rose.

Lingering here to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley Allen, his special needs sister-in-law of the home, Ada Lee Hill, whom Jay Dee helped care for, brother-in –law, Sam Collins, special sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Robert Martin, Copper Hill, VA., brothers, Woody Allen, Franklin County, VA., Dee and Lee Allen of Copper Hill, VA., his aunt, Dorothy Whitehead, a very caring and supportive nephew, Gary Wayne Martin, his brother-in-law, Wilford Hill, friends,Betty Conner and Bonnie Conner, several close friends in Clintwood, VA.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family friends and neighbors.

Jay Dee was a hard worker. He spent many years at and retired from Halmode Apparel. He attended Copper Hill United Methodist Church and was a loving husband, brother and uncle. He loved being outside among God’s creations. He also loved hunting, fishing and hunting ginseng, and resting under the “Big Old Shade Tree”.

Services will be at Oakey’s South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 4, 2013. Pastor Darren Landon of Copper Hill United Methodist Church will officiate. His earthly body will rest with family and friends at Cannaday Cemetery, Floyd County. The family will receive friends at Oakey’s South Chapel from 6-8 P.M. Saturday, August 3, 2013.

“Rest In The Shade In God’s Garden”.