Gene Samuel Allred

August 2, 1920March 13, 2014
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Greensboro- Gene Samuel Allred, 93, died at his residence after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, March 13, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life will be at 2 PM, Saturday, March 22, at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Sam was born in Burlington, NC to the late William Stanley and Rose Grant Allred. He served in Africa and Italy as an airplane mechanic with the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Sam was employed at Charles D. Roberts Co. for many years but his life-long profession was as a singer. He entertained audiences all over the world as a professional singer for over twenty-six years and with his beautiful voice comforted many bereaved families when he was called upon to sing at funerals. Sam was a loving and devoted husband to Becky Allred for 66 years and a wonderful father to six children. He was the light and life of their home and leaves behind a legacy to his children and grandchildren of loyalty, strong moral character and an enthusiastic outlook on life. He was a hard worker who could repair or build just about anything and will be remembered as a very talented cook whose stews, chicken, cornbread, fresh garden vegetables and peanut brittle fed many. He loved the Lord and was a member of Glenwood Friends since 1975 where he served as Minister of Music and Choir Director.

Surviving Sam are his wife, Ella Rebecca Scott Allred; six children and their spouses, Marilyn Trivett, Sharon McMurry, Teresa Inserra, George Allred, Samuel Allred, and Joe Allred; fourteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Operation Smile 502 E Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro, NC 27405. The family especially thanks Natalie Pennix whose tender care made his life so comfortable the last three years. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Rosemary Berry

March 22, 2014


I still have a small wooden chair that Uncle Sam made me. All 8 of my grandchildren have loved this chair. My 3 year old grandson, Nate, loved it too much and I have had to hide it for now! I love you, Uncle Sam!

Jerry & Ramona Hertzell

March 21, 2014

Sam & I had a few things in common, the most obvious was our 'unique' sense of humor. You may not know this, but we're both 'Closet' alumni of Corn'Y'ell University. EH! His Generous spirit and Hospitable nature were second to none. That was never more evident, then when he would take me in the backyard to get some of his home grown Hot RED Peppers. I told him he's the reason why I'm so full of Hot Air. To his dear Becky,& all his extended family, Ramona & I send our deepest sympathies,& look forward to the fulfillment of Revelation 21:3-5. To Y'awl: Numbers 6:24-26

Kenneth JAMES

March 20, 2014

Sam Allred was one of the finest Christian Gentlemen I have ever had the privilage of knowing or being associated with. He has now joined that heavenly choir,singing around the throne of his heavenly Father.

Patricia Woodle

March 19, 2014

I did not know Mr. Allred personally, but I had the joy to work with one of his children -Sharon. I'm sure many of the endearring qualities Sharon possesses was passed on to her from her father. The wonderful man Mr. Allred was will live on in the fond memories of his family and those close to him. My prayers are with you all.

Lawrence and GenMarie Greene

March 19, 2014

What a beautiful memorial to Mr. Allred and a celebration to his many years of life! The photos were so full of familial expressions of love. May you all find comfort in one another and reflect on the many enjoyable experiences you have all shared. With deepest affection and love, your brother and sister in Faith

Jane Keller

March 18, 2014

Heaven just started singing along with the best Tenor voice heaven has experienced as Uncle Sam and his brothers broke out in song as they always did when they gathered together...even trying to out do each other at the same time. Remember so much the laughter around a kitchen table as they all told their best jokes only again trying to best out the other brother. My Mom Gladys never quite approved of her brothers arrogance, Ha Ha since this was often after a relatives's funeral, but that was how the Allred family kept a member's life alive and trying to remember the life of this person and the joy they brought to them. Uncle Sam, you were always a joy and my Mom's beloved brother who she loved so much. Any family members can contact me at Would love to hear from you. Jane Allred Myers Keller

David & Lillian Moffatt

March 18, 2014

To the Allred Family, Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos that really encapsulated what love your family has for one another. May these cherished memories be of solace to you in the days ahead and may the God of comfort continue to support all of you.

Jean Hunt

March 18, 2014

Although I did not know Mr. Allred personally, my life has been blessed for many years by one of his lovely offspring. I see his joy and brilliant spirit shining not only in all the photos, stories, and recollections, but also through the life of my dear and delightful friend – Sharon. The love and affection that he showered on his entire family is so obvious and evident in the adoration and devotion that is abundantly and joyously reflected back on him. Sharon, it must seem as though a light in your life has dimmed for now, but with every thought of him, with every memory, you keep his light alive and vibrant. My thoughts are with you and all of your beautiful family. Big Hugs.

March 18, 2014

Another "GIANT" of the faith has been promoted. Sam's life was dedicated to service for his Lord and love for his family. 1975 was a benchmark year in his ministry when he joined the ministerial team at Glenwood Friends Meeting. For the next 39 years his presence, wisdom, spiritual guidance and yes that great "Irish Tenor" voice blessed and enhanced the lives of all who knew him. Our prayers go out to the family and we pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit during this difficult time. Thank you Sam for making a difference in my life and I look forward to the day when I will be reunited with you and many other "Heros of the Faith" that have been a part of the ministry in which you played such a great part.

Dale James

John & Nan Haynie

March 17, 2014

To the Allred Family,
As we look through the many years of family pictures, we see a happy family that enjoys life. Death is a 'sting' that interferes with happiness, but only momentarily. Remain faithful and await the promise of everlasting life. It is an honor for us to know you as a family. And Becky, what a joy and pleasure for us to know you and your children.

John & Nan Haynie