Thomas Eric Allen, Sr., 78, of St. Pauls died Friday September 22, 2017 at Lumberton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton. He was born July 16, 1939 in Robeson County to the late Thomas Jefferson Allen, Jr. and Mary Louise Regan Allen. He retired from Croft Metals where he served as an Environmental Control Specialist and Department Manager. Mr. Allen was one of the first EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technician) in North Carolina having the completed the first EMT course offered. Joining the Hoke County Rescue Squad, he served as Commander in 1967, 1968 and 1972. Preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Jean Edwards Allen he is survived by his son, Tom Allen; daughter, Betsy Allen; grandchildren, Nicolas and Nicole Hershey; brother Robert Craig Allen; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A visitation is scheduled for Friday September 29, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 PM at St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 419 W. Broad Street, St. Pauls, NC, with a graveside memorial service being held Saturday September 30, 2017 at 10 AM at Great Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery. The Reverend Bruce Skipper will be officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Stained Glass Window Fund, 519 N. Wilkinson Dr., St. Pauls, NC 28384 in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
Great Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery