OBITUARY

David Gordon Allen

April 5, 1950January 6, 2021

David Gordon Allen, born April 5, 1950, died on January 6, 2021 of a Covid related illness. He is preceded in death by his son, Justin Allen, brother, Lonnie Allen, mother, Vivian Wyatt, and father, Alfred Allen. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Pam Allen, daughter, Christy Allen Brown, son-in-law, Steven Brown, three grandchildren, Caiden Allen, Lee Brown and Emily Brown, sister, Joanne Durham, and brother, Gary Allen. David proudly served as a United States Marine and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his service, he got his degree in Computer Science and found a love for technology in education. He worked as a computer operator for Kissimmee Schools in Florida and Cobb County Schools in Marietta. He later became Assistant Technology Director in Cobb County Schools and then advanced to Chief Information Officer of Forsyth County Schools. On nights and weekends, David volunteered at Mount Paran Christian School by providing technology services. Following his work in the public school systems, David spent more than 20 years providing leading edge technology to teachers and students through his various businesses. Throughout his career, David was deeply committed to providing state-of-the-art technology to enhance the education of our youth. David was a devout Christian, and a committed husband, father and grandfather. His generosity, compassion and care for others knew no bounds. He will be missed by many because he was loved by many. All who knew him respected his honesty, work ethic, loyalty and passion in all that he did. There will be a graveside service for family and friends at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm. The service will be live streamed at https://vimeo.com/498083911. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/), Homes for Our Troops (https://www.hfotusa.org/), or The Semper Fi Funds (https://semperfifund.org/).

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Pam Allen, daughter, Christy Allen Brown, son-in-law, Steven Brown, three grandchildren, Caiden Allen, Lee Brown and Emily Brown, sister, Joanne Durham, and brother, Gary Allen.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

Memories

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Russell Wilbanks

January 14, 2021

David,
My memories of you are etched in my mind, etched like the letters that will be carved into the rock that will sit upon your grave. You stood on the rock of life. You were so grounded, so solid and such a prestigious man. Your smile lit the room, your voice carried like the winds and your family and friends loved you more than words can explain. You were so kind, so thankful and like myself, you loved to help people. Blessed art thou heart, for now as our memories of you will still be passed along. Thank you for being strong, serving our country and from one Veteran to another, I say A job well done.
Cousin
Russell Wilbanks

Cynthia Taylor Bryson Bryson

January 14, 2021

I've loved David all my life. I remember helping my grandma box up goodies to send to him while he served in the marines. I remember meeting a wonderful new bride, Pam when they first married , the births of their sweet children, and visiting with my aunt Vivian. This small family had happiness and love abounding and always a new scripture on the refrigerator to study and memorize. I've always admired this truley loving family. David will be missed so very much. My heart to Pam and Crissy and the grandchildren. I love you all.

Linda Keiser

January 9, 2021

I met David when my daughter Crystal worked for him. She loved him very much. David treated Crystal as a member of his family. For that, I will forever be grateful. His kind heart and nature will be missed. I am so sorry for his loss.

Greg LaHatte

January 9, 2021

My heartfelt prayers go out to you Pam and the family for your loss. As you may recall, David was a dear friend who made all the difference in my success at Gwinnett County Public Schools for our ambitious plans to upgrade our classrooms - maybe the largest projector roll out in the nation at the time. But he always had family and friendship as his focus. He loved you all dearly and always wanted to know how my family was doing. He truly "ran the good race." He will be missed.

Karen Todd

January 9, 2021

David was a very kind compassionate man. May you find comfort knowing there’s another angel in heaven. Keeping you and the family in my prayers. May you feel Gods arms around you to comfort you for the days to come.
🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

With Deepest Sympathy,

Karen Todd and Family.

Diane Awbrey

January 8, 2021

What can I say about the husband of my best friend from highschool. He was an amazing man and married an amazing woman. God knew they would compliment each other and gave them 45 wonderful years together. I was blessed to be part of their wedding and part of their lives for so many years. I know heaven is a happier and brighter place now that Dave is there with Justin and they will take care of Pam and Christy and the children from high above. Pam, I love you and your family has always been a special part of my family. The Lord has been so gracious to all of us for many years . May he rest in peace and share the joys of heaven with Justin and our parents. And may you find comfort and peace in Christ and your family and friends.

Kathy Barnes

January 7, 2021

With deepest sympathy for David’s beautiful family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Love
Kathy Barnes and Family

Mark Robison

January 7, 2021

I am grateful for having had the privilege to have worked with and for David at different times in my career. He was as charismatic and caring as he was hardworking. He genuinely cared about people and will leave an indelible impression on all who knew him. My deepest condolences to all those who he loved and who loved him the most. I will always be appreciative of all he did for me.

Dave & Gwen Buller

January 7, 2021

David was such a generous and kind man! You both opened your beautiful home in GTC for all prom pics but David would bring out his most fancy and impressive cars for the kids to take pictures with and to make their memories so special! David was also at the door at the Christmas Tour of Homes to welcome everyone in your home and personally show them around and make them feel special. David was so generous with his time to our community and we will truly miss his smiling face.

Meredith Jordan

January 7, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. Thinking about y’all during this tough time. Caiden, your granddad is no doubt so proud of you!!! Stay strong!

FROM THE FAMILY