Marvin Lee Allen

September 1, 1940September 7, 2018

Marvin Lee Allen, age 78, of Woodstock, GA, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Marvin was born to the late Charlie Allen and Lillie Murphy Allen on September 1, 1940 in Murphy, NC. Marvin was one of eight children and was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina.

Marvin married the love of his life, Katherine Ruth Large and became the proud father of three children: Farrell, Melissa and Lilea. Marvin also became the stepfather to Katherine’s first son, Ricky Large.

Marvin worked as a machinist in the Skunkworks division for one of the largest aerospace companies, Lockheed Martin. After 30+ years of service, Marvin retired and was able to spend more time with his family and friends.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lillie Allen; sister, Lorena Hickey; brother, Guion Allen; brother, Roy Allen; brother, Verlon Allen; and brother, Brance Allen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Katherine Allen of Woodstock, GA; children, Farrell Allen and wife Kim of Marietta, GA; Melissa MacBeth and husband James of Atlanta, GA; Lilea Cunningham and husband Brad of Dahlonega, GA; and Ricky Large and wife Barbara of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Tony Jordan, Casey Allen, Carter Allen, Kat Cunningham, Charlotte Cunningham, Caroline Cunningham, Lily Cunningham, Rikki Dawn Large and Jamie Large; brothers, Cecil Allen and wife Evelyn of Murphy, NC, and sister, Irene Foster and husband Paul of Anderson, SC; and many loving in laws and friends.

Marvin was cremated under the care of Woodstock Funeral Home. Private Services will be held by his family.

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Linda Reagan

September 10, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time. I wanted to extend to you and your family my sincere sympathy, and, as you know, I understand the agony of losing a parent from this dread disease. May God bless you and the family!
With love,