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Collierville Funeral Home

534 West Poplar, Collierville, TN

OBITUARY

Tom Allen

September 22, 1935July 21, 2020

Thomas Zedra "Tom" Allen, age 84, of Collierville, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Tom was born September 22, 1935 in Lexington, AL to the late Wheeler Thomas and Mattie Howard Allen. Mr. Allen was a graduate of TN Tech, a Army Veteran having served in the Korean War, a member of Collierville VFW, Collierville Lion's Club, an Alderman for the Town of Collierville for 14 years where he served as Vice Mayor, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning Commission, Arts Council, Library Board, and Design & Review Commission. He was a agricultural sales rep, supervisor and part owner of the Arcadian Corporation and a member of the Germantown church of Christ.

Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years; Getella Ann Allen, daughter; Sara Allen Wiles (Greg), son; Rex T. Allen, sister; Shirley Hurst, brother; Carthel Allen, five grandchildren; Caitlin Wiles, Taylor Wiles, Allison Wiles, Dalton Allen (Megan), Rachel Allen and one great-grandchild; Wynn Allen. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Horace and Billy Allen.

A visitation for Mr. Allen will be held Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Germantown Church of Christ, 8723 Poplar Pike, Geramantown, TN 38138 with funeral services following at 3:00 PM.

A private burial will occur at Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • late Wheeler Thomas and Mattie Howard Allen, Parents (deceased)
  • Getella Ann Allen, Wife of 55 years
  • Sara Allen Wiles (Greg), Daughter
  • Rex T. Allen, Son
  • Shirley Hurst, Sister
  • Carthel Allen, Brother
  • Caitlin Wiles, Grandchild
  • Taylor Wiles, Grandchild
  • Allison Wiles, Grandchild
  • Dalton Allen (Megan), Grandchild
  • Rachel Allen, Grandchild
  • Wynn Allen, Great Grandchild
  • Horace Allen, Brother (deceased)
  • Billy Allen, Brother (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stephen Wiles
  • Dalton Allen
  • William Boone
  • Carl Wayne Hardeman
  • Mitch Davis
  • Hal Montague

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

Memories

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Joyce and Steve Wiles

July 24, 2020

From the beautiful message memorializing Tom it is obvious that he took pride in his family, especially his grandchildren who were his badge of honor.

2nd Corinthians 1

. . . May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ mightily bless each one of you and give you peace. What a wonderful God we have—he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. . .

Justin Johnson

July 24, 2020

As younger member of the VFW ( Iraq War Veteran) Tom (Korean War Veteran) would always greet me, shake my hand and ask me how I was.

Tom cared about the veterans in his community and he would always go out of his way to greet me and other veterans—in whatever setting—this encouraged me to be more involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

I hope to leave a legacy like Tom. He gave us all a blue print to follow in servant leadership.

Justin Johnson
Past Commander VFW 5066,2019-2020

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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