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Charles William “Bill” Allen, 82

Charles William “Bill” Allen, 82

Charles William “Bill” Allen, 82, of Arden passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness. A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Frank and Gertrude Campfield Allen. A US Army veteran, he served in Germany following the Korean War. He had been a sales representative at Harry’s Pontiac Cadillac and worked for Combined Life and Accident Insurance Co. and Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Co., retiring in 1989. In April 1990 he started Bill Allen Lawn Maintenance Service which he owned and operated through October of 2015. An avid golfer, Bill was a lifelong member of Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort.

He is survived by his wife, Fanny Kerr Waters Allen, of the home; three children Jeffrey Michael Hood of Arden, Christopher Warren Hood and wife Crystal of Fletcher, and Rebecca Deanne Hood of Asheville; four grandchildren Brandon Munsey, Amy Madison Hood, Krystle Malta, and Samuel Isaac Hood; five great-grandchildren, Addison and Emmalyn Munsey, Sonny, Rowan, and Liam Malta; one niece Marcia Ellen Gault and one nephew Charles Vernon Waters, III.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 6 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas Glenn will officiate. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill Allen memorial fund at
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family. To sign an online guestbook, visit