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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Charles Edgar Allen III

January 6, 1943November 30, 2019
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Charles Edgar Allen III passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Son of the late Dr. Charles Edgar Allen Jr. and Ruby Ruth Leche Allen, Mr. Allen was born in Baton Rouge, but grew up in New Orleans. He graduated from De La Salle High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tulane University. While in college, Mr. Allen was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and served as the chapter’s treasurer. After graduating from college, Mr. Allen fulfilled his obligation to his country and served in the United States Navy Reserve. Upon entering the work world, Mr. Allen pursued a career in accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant and practiced as a partner at Allen and Baxter, APAC, specializing in tax matters. In addition to being a CPA, Mr. Allen also earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner. Mr. Allen was an active dad and served on the boards of his children’s schools. He was the board treasurer for St. George’s Episcopal School and Louise S. McGehee School. Civically, Mr. Allen also volunteered and served as the board treasurer for Christwood Retirement Community. During his life, Mr Allen enjoyed sailing and playing golf. He was a member of the Southern Yacht Club and Beau Chene Country Club. He also held memberships in many professional organizations relating to the fields of accounting, tax and finance. In addition, Mr. Allen was an avid Saints fan and incidentally was an original season ticket holder. Mr. Allen was married to Sherrill Davies Allen and was the loving father of Charles Edgar Allen IV (Mary), Virginia Hebert (Charlene), Richard Bradley Allen and Robert Matthew Allen. He was also the brother of Arden Haag. In addition, Mr. Allen was the adoring grandfather of Sydney Grace Allen, Celeste Jahncke Allen, Arden Allen Hebert, Katherine Virginia Hebert and Charles Alexander Hebert. Mr. Allen will be deeply missed by his family, friends and business associates.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Graveside Service in All Saints Mausoleum at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the PKD Foundation, www.pkdcure.org, P. O. Box 871847 Kansas City, MO 64187 are requested.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

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Debora Tremont

December 3, 2019

Sherrill, my heart breaks for you and your family. Charles was a lovely man, and a generous colleague. I will always remember his kindness at a very difficult time. My prayers are with you. Love, Debby

Elizabeth Romaguera

December 2, 2019

Dear Virginia and Charlene, I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I am sending love, hugs and prayers. Please know my warmest thoughts are with you both at this difficult time. Love, Beth

Mike Binnings

December 2, 2019

Charles and I spent quite a few peaceful moments at STPH. Charles loved to hear a prayer and we prayed each time. My prayers are offered for his family. M Binnings STPH Chaplain

Sharon A. Galman (Funeral Director)

December 1, 2019

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to express our sincere condolences.

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