Charles Benson Allen

July 5, 1931June 26, 2013

Charles Benson Allen of Jacksonville, husband of the late Elizabeth M. Allen, passed into God’s loving arms on June 26, 2013. Born in Spruce Pine, NC on July 5, 1931, he enlisted into the US Army in May 1949 where he served for 22 years including a Vietnam tour as a medic. After his retirement he worked at the Social Security Administration until his retirement in January, l994. Charles was a graduate of New York State University of Buffalo, earning degrees in Business Administration and History.

Charles is predeceased by his wife of 58 years Elizabeth M. Allen, and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Thomas McGuire of Virginia, and son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Michele Allen of Colorado. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Mary (Shaun) Lewis, Thomas (Maryann) McGuire, and Will McGuire, all of Virginia and Charles Benson Allen and Emily M. Allen of Colorado.

He also leaves behind three Great Grandchildren, Cooper and Ashleigh Lewis and Evelyn McGuire and one sweet cherub on the way.


  • Visitation Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2013

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Mike Thagard

July 1, 2013

Charlene, Chuck and the entire Allen family.You have our deepest sympathy and prayers on Charlie going home to Elizabeth.They were great friends and neighbors these last 27 years. We pray for comfort for you all during this time. God bless you all. Mike & Diana Thagard, JAX, Fl.

June 30, 2013

Keeping in mind the Scriptural hope of everlasting life can help to sustain us during May the family find comfort in the memories. difficult times (John 17:3)

David Allen

June 30, 2013

Everyone leaves a legacy behind and when I think of Ben I am reminded of an intelligent and well-read man,a Christian gentleman and devoted family man,a true patriot of noble character.My father Lewis seemed to have a special and close relationship with Ben and I suppose they are sharing some tall tales right about now.
Another Christian soldier has laid aside his sword and shield at the end of the day.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.David and Trenda,Wesley,and Tyler

June 29, 2013

Dear Charlene, Chuck and family, I just wanted to let you know that mother and I are thinking of you and holding all of you in our prayers. Love, Amanda Cox Lucas& family