Tate Boys Sterrett Allen

December 22, 1951June 29, 2014

Charlotte – Dr. Tate Boys Sterrett Allen died suddenly on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Tate was born December 22, 1951 in Charlotte, NC, to Hazel Sterrett Allen and William A. Allen.

Tate graduated from NC State University, received a Masters Degree from NCSU, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1981. Tate founded and operated Park Cedar Animal Hospital in Pineville, NC for 30 years.

Tate loved his family, was devoted to his friends and colleagues, and spent his life helping God’s creatures.

Tate is survived by his son, Tate B.S. Allen, Jr.; his daughter, Elizabeth Allen Smith; sisters, Laura Allen and Mary Allen; and brother, Jud Allen.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2nd, in the chapel of Harry and Bryant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tate Boys Sterrett Allen

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Susan Heider

October 19, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Allen's passing. He was our vet for 25 years and will be missed not only by me but also by my fuzzy children. May you rest in peace.

Nick and Karen (Reed) Mentzer

September 2, 2014

We just learned of Dr. Allen's passing and we are so sad to lose such a wonderful person. We've known him for 28 years and he was always the kindest and gentlest person and we will miss miss him so much. Prayers to his family. We will remember his smile and quiet laugh.

We will miss you,
Nick and Karen

Roger and Laura Lawrence

July 23, 2014

We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Dr Allen's passing. Sincere prayers for his family and may God rest his soul.

July 22, 2014

We just found out today about Dr. Allen's passing. Needless to say, we are shocked and very saddened. Dr. Allen and the staff were always warm and caring towards our pets and we greatly appreciated it. Our thoughts are with Dr. Allen's family as well as the staff at Park Cedar.
Markus, Layne and Sabert

Keith Atkinson

July 17, 2014

I first met Dr Allan 26 years ago when I was a junior in high school. I remember how nervous I was when I first met him. I wanted to become a vet, and was asking Dr Allen if I could volunteer at Park Cedar Animal Hospital to gain some experience. It was my first real job. Over the following years I worked for him (soon after I started volunteering for him, he started paying me) he became someone I looked up to. Even today, as I am working with my employees, I ask myself `what would Tate do?`

You will be truly missed Dr. Allen.

Rebecca Grgurina

July 16, 2014

Dr. Allen will truly be missed. We were so fortunate to have a vet like him who cared for our Buddy and was always there for us with his patience and great knowledge. Our prayers go out to his family at this time. We are so sorry for your loss.

san colechio

July 10, 2014

i just found out and am so sorry to hear this. We loved Dr. Allen and his staff. David and I as well as Sophie, Sally and Samson are thinking of the staff, and wish you well in future endeavors.

Rosalind Taylor

July 9, 2014

My dogs, Lexi and Taylor, loved Tate Allen (as did I!). The special attention and high level of care that he gave my dogs will be difficult, probably impossible, to replace. I will miss Tate and will always remember the great care that he gave my family.

Susan Dunn

July 9, 2014

We are so very sad to hear of Dr. Allen's passing. Our thoughts are with his family and staff. Peace be with you all.
Pat, Susan, Guinness and Abbey

Terry Wallace

July 7, 2014

I have just found out today about Dr. Allen. I am so sad that he is no longer here to love and take care of my Maze and Rema. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends. I especially send love and prayers to my dear friends at Park Cedar, who have "carried" me through good times and bad, healthy pets and sick pets, and the loss of two of my babies, Meg and Ivy. I know Dr. Allen is frolicking in heaven with all his four footed friends who have preceded him!!! Thank you, Dr. Allen. Thank you dear friends at Park Cedar.