William David Allen
September 11, 1942 – August 22, 2021
William David Allen of Grand Island, Florida passed away August 22nd, 2021 at age 78.
William was born in Buffalo, New York on September 11th, 1942.
William graduated from East Aurora High School in 1960. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Minor in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida in 1986.
He spent time in the Military and worked for NASA during the Apollo era. The last 20 years of his career he spent as IT Administrator of Seminole County Tax Collector before retiring in 2009.
William was married to Louise Allen on September 11th, 1976. William had a love of motorcycles, sailing, hunting, target shooting, and RC airplanes. He rode motorcycles for 60 years until he traded in 2 wheels for 4 with a sports car at the end, still enjoying the open road.
He began his love for hunting when in high school at which time it was pheasant hunting. Later he went to bigger game. He liked to be outdoors and the peacefulness of the woods made him happy. Watching things move around, tracking, and looking for the perfect animal was a challenge for him.
He started reading about sailing and taught himself to sail small boats on local lakes. Then to cats for speed and finally captaining his own ocean going yachts. He was an avid shooter and loved to teach others how to shoot both young and old. He taught gun safety at all times both on and off the range. He felt that if you used a gun you should know how to take care of it.
Flying was another of his passions from a child taught by his father. He learned to fly. After retiring, he got into RC airplanes and was a member of two clubs one in Sanford the other in Eustis. He really enjoyed the group of guys and flying models that they built. William also loved spending time with friends and family.
William grew up with his brother, James Robert Allen and is survived by his loving wife, Louise Allen; children, Michele L, William R 2, Charles N, and James F Allen; grandchildren: Nathan, Shelby, James, William D2, Robert, Mackenzie, and Jiana, and great grandchildren, Rami and Jackson.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Oaklawn funeral home in Lake Mary, Florida October 17th 2021 from 2 till 4pm.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your Animal Rescue of choice or research of COPD and lung disease.
Celebration of Life Service
Sunday, October 17, 2021
William David Allen
October 17, 2021
Louise and Family , I know that the loss of your loved one Bill is one of the things non of ever want to go thur..MY Heart is with all of you today also all my prayer,s ..Please forgive me for not attending as I know what you are feeling ..As I just had to face what you are going ..My heart gose out to you and family...Love Aunt Fran and Family
October 5, 2021
My Dear Brother Bill, I have so many memories of you and I together, that I couldn't possibly count them all. We were inseparable while growing up. One day we will be together again. Until then. Your loving brother, Jim
October 5, 2021
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.
October 3, 2021
Louise, I can honestly say I know the loss and pain you are going thur..I know you and Bill had a great marriage.. I know we both are feeling like How do we go on..Time they say will help BUT when you have had that special close ness you have shared for so many years each day you face is with just a memory of what you two shared for so many year,s...I praye you and your family find comfort with each other..When I lost my Berta it was like someone knock the breath out of me But losing Jim has been the worst thing I ever have had to face..But GOD IS WITH YOU AND I ,and I praye you find comfort and just remember you have all your memories of all the years you two shared together..Love Aunt Fran