OBITUARY

Thomas Phipps Allen

November 5, 1943February 20, 2014
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Thomas Phipps Allen1943-2014 Chief Master Chief (Retired USN) Thomas (Tom) P. Allen, 70, died Thursday, February 20th, 2014, unexpectedly in his home. He leaves his wife, Monica A. Allen; daughters, Suzanne Allen, Pamela Elston and partner Rogier; son Thomas Scott Allen and wife Christina; grandchildren Laryssa, Samantha, Brianna, Tommy Jr., Joey, Makayla, Joshie, Hannah, Mason and great grandson Landon; his dogs Rav and 'Lil Ed.He was preceded in death by his former spouse Marita P. Allen, who died suddenly at age 51, and his parents Grace Phipps Allen and Talmadge Moody Allen. Born in Baltimore, MD on November 05, 1943, Tom enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 to serve his country and help support his family.During his military service, he served in 4 combat zones, including 3 tours of duty in Vietnam. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Distinguished Service Medal. Known widely as the "top cop on the flat top", he was consistently evaluated as " A strong leader who easily motivates others and possesses the courage to make difficult decisions. Truly an outstanding noncommissioned officer." After retiring from the service in Pensacola, FL, Tom also served as a corrections officer in Escambia County for 13 years. He often regarded his time in the military and the sheriff's department as "40 proud years of community service".Tom was also a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an active member of the Pensacola Athletic Club. He spent many Sundays fishing or playing tennis with life-long friends, Chuck Nierling and Joe Neidig. The Family wishes to thank everyone that made his transition back to the big fishing pond in the sky a memorable experience. The funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home 619 N New Warrington Rd, Pensacola, FL 32506 on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2pm, with visitation one hour prior. A reception will follow the service. Condolences may be sent to www.oaklawnfunerals.com Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service with Full Military Honors Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Reception Following Service
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Joe Neidig

March 12, 2014

Tommy, When we first met at Saufley Field in the mid eighties, I never dreamed we would still be "Hanging Out" in Pensacola thirty years later.
Throughout those years, I know that you took pride in completing any task in top-notch fashion. That was characteristic of you.
Your deep love of Monica, Family, Friends and Old Glory were others.
We love you, we miss you. RIP
Joe Neidig

Robert Dawson

March 8, 2014

A man who was truly respected, it was an honor to serve with you.

March 7, 2014

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIMES WE SPENT TOGETHER UNCLE TOM . I HAD AWONDERFUL TIME WITH YOU AND MONICA I WILL TRUELY TREASURE THEM. GONE TOO SOON, I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS.THANK GOD MONICA WAS THERE FOR YOU, YOU BOTH ARE VERY SPECIAL TO ME. YOUR NIECE, DENNY ,COLORADO

Martha Koontz

March 1, 2014

Tennis partner, fishing buddy, dear friend, you will be missed.
Monica, he was so lucky to have you in his life the last few years.
My sincere sympathy to all his family and friends.

miss oneil

February 26, 2014

MS Monica, Blessings for you and your family. We will all meet in heaven again someday. God Bless, Miss ONeil 5 WestMedSurg

Mike Snow/Nephew

February 26, 2014

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Ric Pounders

February 26, 2014

I have fond memories of playing tennis with and against Tom, at PAC, over the years. He will truly be missed by his friends.

Bruce Amoni

February 26, 2014

Tom Allen was a joy to be around. I loved Tommy. He will truly be missed.

Bruce Amoni

J. Privitera

February 26, 2014

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Bruce Amoni

February 26, 2014

I am blessed to have known Tommy. He was joy to be around. We had many, many wonderful times playing tennis on Sunday mornings. We laughed, cut up, and just had alot of fun. I always felt better after spending time with Tommy. In fact, I looked forward to seeing him. I loved Tom Allen, and I can assure you he will truly be missed.

Bruce Amoni