John H. "Jack" Allen, Sr. of Farmville, transitioned on June 20, 2020 at his son's home. He was born on October 1, 1929 to the late Guy H. and Nannie Holman Allen. He was predeceased by his wife, Juanita S. Allen. He was also predeceased by his three siblings, William "Willie" N. Allen, Mildred A. Winfrey and Nancy A. Leslie. "Poppa Jack", as he was known by all, is survived by his son, J. Hubert "Hubie" Allen, Jr. (Laura) of Farmville: one daughter, Diane A. Hylton of Kansas; and three grandchildren; Ryan Hylton, Olivia Hylton, and John H. "Trip" Allen, III. He is also survived by his special friends Linda Jones of Hopewell, Kay Hagaman of Prince George and Joyce Cunningham of Farmville. He always looked forward to visits from his "adopted" granddaughter Kayleigh Hagaman. The family would also like to bestow special recognition and thanks to his "angels", Katt Robinson, Barbara Oliver, Maye Gardner, Octavia Hatcher, Nicey Hatcher and Brittany Hatcher who were his devoted caregivers. Thanks also to Ashton Madison and "Fruity" Jennings , his hospice nurses.
Jack was a retired employee of Farmville Creamery and later by Flavor Rich Dairy. He was also a life-long farmer, enjoying spending time on farm equipment and with his cattle up to three days before his passing.
The family will receive friends on Sunday July 5, 2020 from 3pm-7pm at the Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment. Services will be held on Monday, July 7, 2020 at 2pm at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Rd, Farmville. Interment will be in Centenary Cemetery.
"Poppa Jack" was always concerned about food and those not fortunate enough to have it. He shared from his garden with many people. As a tribute, the family requests memorials to Delma's Pantry, Cumberland; Randolph Volunteer Fire Department, or Midway Baptist Church Building Fund. Jack never said goodbye, instead he said, "take it easy"...
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