David Grey Allred

December 18, 1945October 11, 2013

David, 67, of Oak Island and formerly of Charlotte, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013.

Born December 18, 1945 in Charlotte, David was a son of Pauline Nunn Allred and the late Arnil Ray Allred. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a retired Charlotte City Police Officer, where he had served as School Resource Officer for several years. He also coached PopWarner football.

David was associated with Oak Island Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

He will be especially remembered for his love of fishing and socializing from his favorite pier on Oak Island, his love of gardening and being involved in construction projects, and for his keen sense of humor.

David’s greatest love was for his family, including his wife, Susan Mauldwin Allred; two daughters, Heather Giancarlo, her husband, Larry, and their children, Madison and Chandler Giancarlo, of Mint Hill, and Whitney Watson, her husband, Baran, and their children, Karlyn and Katie Watson, also of Mint Hill; as well as his mother, Pauline Allred of Candor.

Also surviving are five brothers and sisters, Edie Kuper and husband, John, of Raleigh, Cecil Allred and wife, Ann, of Piedmont, SC, Donald Allred and wife, Deborah, Roger Allred and wife, Teresa, and Lauri Chriscoe and husband, Kenneth, all of Rockingham.

In addition to his father, David was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Allred.

A service to celebrate David’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15th in the Chapel of Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Road. His family will receive friends from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund; Lower Cape Fear Hospice; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Denise & Doug Autry

October 19, 2013

Susan, Heather, and Whitney,
We were sad to hear of David's passing. Our thoughts are with you. Let the Joy of the Lord be your strength!

Donna Harvel

October 18, 2013

Dear Susan and family,
So sorry to hear of David's passing he will be sorely missed. David was quite a character, the world will not be the same without him. Take care and God bless you all. Donna Nurse from Wilmington Health @ Oak Island

Ken Sumlin

October 17, 2013

Dear Susan,
Ijust learned of David's passing and my heart goes out to you and your family. May God be with all of you in the days to follow.
Ken Sumlin

Mark & Debbie Bergen

October 16, 2013

Dear Susan, we are so saddened by the loss of your beloved David. He was a great neighbor and friend, and loved to share a joke with you! May loving memories of David bring you peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy, Mark & Debbie Bergen.

Mark & Debbie Bergen

October 16, 2013

Susan, we are so sad to hear the news of David's passing. David was a wonderful person and neighbor to us, and he always enjoyed sharing a joke with us to make us laugh. May loving memories of David bring you peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,
Mark & Debbie Bergen

Sandy Griffey

October 15, 2013

Susan ,We are so sorry for your loss, David was a great person a a lot of fun to talk to
You and your family will be in our thought and prayers in the comming days ahead.

Sandy,David Griffey
Oak Island NC

Brian Stickley

October 15, 2013

David was a well respected Police Officer in Charlotte and a friend. His sense of humor was refreshing. I don't remember David without that smile. I am proud to have policed Charlotte with him, he will be missed. Go rest high on that mountain.

Bickett Family

October 15, 2013

Susan, Heather, Whitney and extended family we were sad to hear of David's passing. We will always remember his huge smile and laughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this period of sadness.

Doug & Elaine Carter

October 15, 2013

Susan, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
We really thought a lot of David. He was such a Hoot to be around.
We will miss him and his humor.
Doug & Elaine Carter (Salisbury / Oak Island NC)

sweetpea king

October 15, 2013

susan im am so sorry for your loss we will keep you and the hole family in our prayers i looked forward for his vist every day at the pier he all ways keep me smilying and laught i will miss him so much