OBITUARY

Robert Ray (Bob) Allen

June 18, 1936June 1, 2013

Mr. Robert Ray (Bob) Allen, 76, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the High Point Regional Hospital. A resident of this area for all of his life, Bob was born on June 18, 1936 in High Point to the late Clara Ida Brown and Theodore Roosevelt Allen. Bob married the former Betty Herndon on April 5, 1959 and enjoyed over 54 years of marriage. He was a businessman and well –known by many. He and his wife founded Timeless Bedding Inc., a mattress company that was located in High Point and Thomasville. Bob had a love for the game of golf and was a former president of the Colonial Country Club in Trinity. As a very active member of the community, Bob was also a charter member of the Archdale Jaycees and a member of the Buck Club in Thomasville. In his later years, he and his wife retired to High Rock Lake, where they enjoyed many happy years together. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lee Allen and a brother, Tommy Allen. Surviving is his wife, Betty Herndon Allen of the home; four children, Sherrie Williams and her husband Steve of Lexington, Ginger Bowman and her husband Jim of Sophia, Mike Allen of California, and Cindy Allen of California; and his sister, Jane James and her husband Raleigh of Richmond, Va. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Michael John Petty, Robert Dean Petty, Paul Christian Anhalt, Nicole Jean Anhalt, Stevie Rae Williams, Lindsey Bowman Cooper, Robby Bowman, Brett Bowman, and Amber Bull; and six great grandchildren. A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Sechrest Funeral Service, 120 Trindale Rd, Archdale with his brother-in-law, Rev. Raleigh James officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Cindi Allen-Biggs

February 11, 2014

I still think of Dad often. I wish that I knew the last time I saw him would be the last time. I would have said so much. Mike is doing good and I see him often. I know he feels a tremendous loss and is struggling with it all. Sleep softly dad, until we meet again.

Carl Garrison

June 12, 2013

To all the family...I know Bob is comfortable now and reaping his well deserved rewards. I have known Bob for many years and found him to be a good and honest businessman.

Dick Mankamyer

June 11, 2013

Betty, Sherrie and Steve
I have many fond memories of Bob. One in particular was of a gathering at the lake that involved a crappie catching contest. Another involved an accident between a limousine and a deer!
Peace to Bob and to all of his family.
Dick Mankamyer

June 11, 2013

Betty, Sherrie and Steve
I have many fond memories of Bob. One in particular was of a gathering at the lake that involved a crappie catching contest. Another involved an accident between a limousine and a deer!
Peace to Bob and to all of his family.
Dick Mankamyer

Bill Distler

June 11, 2013

I have known Bob for nearly 35 years. Many have known him even longer. I feel sure none had anything negative to say about Bob. What a record. Bob loved a good time, friends, family, his employees, karaoke, golf- especially member/guest tournaments at Colonial - the Braves, The Masters, fast pitch softball, pawn shops, parties at his house that lasted a long time, and I could go on. Bob loved life and always drew a crowd of friends and others, once he met them, who wanted him for a friend. I was always amazed how many good people looked for and surrounded Bob over the years. He cared deeply about his friends and never had to say it because it just showed. His easy laughter, caring style, competitive spirit and never wishing to say anything that would hurt someone were but a few of his core values. How does one deal with the loss of a best friend? No doubt, Bob had many, like me, who considered him their best friend as he spread his caring self to so very many over the years.

Amber Bull

June 7, 2013

May my " papa " rest in peace now. I only wish that i could have spent more time there with him. My condolences are to the family.

Jennifer Biggs-Provencher

June 7, 2013

Our condolences to you all during this hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From his 3 grandchildren and 12 grandchildren on the west coast

Sherrie Allen Williams

June 7, 2013

I love you dad. Thanks for all the love you've given me...

Cindi Allen-Biggs

June 6, 2013

My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with
you at this time Betty, Ginger and Sherrie. I am truly saddened at the passing of Dad. God Bless you all. You're in my prayers.

Jack & Donna Shea

June 4, 2013

Our deepest sympathy go out to you Betty and Family. Some of our fondest memories was with Bob & you on High Rock Lake & Myrtle Beach. Who could forget 4th of July in the storm. Thanks for the Memories.