Mr. William J. Allen

August 7, 1935May 9, 2013

Greensboro, NC Mr. William J. Allen, 77, of Greensboro died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Wesley Long Hospital. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Pius X Catholic Church by Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. William was born August 7, 1935 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Thomas and Irene Farrell Allen. William was a 1983 graduate of the University of Detroit. He was the general foreman at General Motors in Kansas City, MO and was plant manager and maintenance superintendent at BASF as well as a contract negotiator throughout his career. William was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church where he was active in the building committee and was also in the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer at the West Shore Golf and Country Club in Grosse Ile, MI and was the former club president at the Cardinal Country Club. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret A. Allen. Surviving are his children, David Allen and wife Lisa of Dallas, TX, Kathleen Allen of Greensboro and Michael Allen and wife Katie of Bloomington, IL; brother, James Allen of Overland Park, KS; 5 grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: St. Pius X Catholic Church Building Fund, 2200 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27408. Online condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Service Monday, May 13, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, May 12, 2013

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S. Hill

May 9, 2014

To the family, Luke 20:38 assures us that your loved one is in God's memory. Please find comfort in that hope.


May 19, 2013

May Your Family Find Comfort During This Difficult Time. Matt. 11:28-30…Come to me, all YOU who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh YOU. Jesus offers to help us pull our load! We do not have to do it in our own strength. With My Deepest Sympathy,

Ben Stack

May 17, 2013

Dear David, Kathleen and Michael,

I am sorry I could not accompany my parents to the funeral. I never know what to say in situations like this and so I have put off writing this all week.

Your Pop has been my father's best friend for 60 years and I thought perhaps you might find comfort in knowing how important your dad has been to my dad his entire life but especially the last few years. They spoke on the phone nearly every day since your mother passed away. I think at first to comfort your dad but in truth is was comfort to my dad because my Pop is failing too. His memory is full of holes and he is often confused. Somehow his lifetime of memories with your Pop and daily conversations has been an anchor for him. They talked about nothing, because that is what old friends mostly do. They didn't burden each other with their real problems but talked about fixing ceiling fans or lawn mowers or even proper tire pressure. When ever I speak to my dad, for many years now, the first thing he says is "I talked to my old buddy Bill Allen today. You remember him?" and I always reply "Yes Dad, Uncle Willie is unforgettable."

I am terribly sorry for your loss and pray for the peace and comfort of each of you every day.

Sharon Yeado

May 16, 2013

Dear David, Kathleen, and Michael,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I have fond memories of him and all of his siblings getting together at Catherine's home.Those were great times.Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

May 16, 2013

Hi Kathleen,
So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing.Sorry I did not make either services because I didn't know.You know I would have been there. Both of your parents were always special to me.
Call me when you can. Love Ya!
Georgia Shepard

Lou Ann Miller

May 14, 2013

I'm very sorry to hear of Bill's passing, but will always treasure his memory. I worked with him at BASF for 20+ years and valued his friendship.

Dale Roush

May 14, 2013

I am sorry of Bill's passing, but, will always remember the many years of working with Bill at BASF in Wyandotte and listening to his humorous stories spoken with a little southern tone. He was a professional, hard working and could always be counted on to correct a problem and get the plant back to normal.
RIP Bill.

Colleen Hickey

May 14, 2013

I'm sorry for this late response,but please know that I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Billy. I remember he would always sit in the recliner at Aunt Catherine's house smoking a cigar or pipe. He always had a great laugh and big smile. Those gatherings are such cherished memories. The room was always filled with laughter and great stories when the Allen clan reunited. The next generation needs to try to continue these gatherings in spite of the miles that separate all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

May 13, 2013

My deepest sympathies on your lost. Uncle Billy was the best! He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, I knew at any moment he would add something funny to any story being told. We loved so much piling into the station wagon to go over and see the gang in Lee's Summit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you remember what a great man your father was, they are toasting in heaven!

Pat Allen Woodland Park, Colorado

May 13, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure all of the Allen's will be getting together in heaven to continue the "stories" that we all grew up on.

Tom Mossie, Janet Mossie
Mossie Cousins, Lee's Summit,MO