John Charlie (J.C.) Allen

Born: Tue., Feb. 8, 1955
Died: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019


10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Location: Providence Baptist Church

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On February 8, 1955, John Charlie Allen entered into the world as the fourth of five children born to the union of the late Charlie and Paralee Major Allen in Leesburg, Cherokee County, Alabama. He was affectionately called “J. C.” by everyone that loved and knew Him. He was known for wearing numerous hats given to him by local vendors especially Cherokee County Schools System and Alabama Football Program.

J.C. received his education in the Cherokee County School System. He attended Hatcher High School and graduated Cherokee County High School, Class of 1973. He also accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in his early life and was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church.

J.C. was known as a ‘jack of all trades’ even though he made a forty year career in service with Alabama Power Company as the Plant Control Operator. He also had his own hog business with each member of his family having their specific job to do. There were also ‘famous sausage recipes’ that the family served to the community of Pollards Bend and Cherokee County. After the family finished sampling, there was still thankfully enough to take to the sale. J.C. was also known to be the ‘tree man’, ‘grass man’, ‘plumber man’, ‘car man’ and ‘carpenter man’. J. C. carried himself as a Man that encouraged his community through hard work, dedication to his family through God Principals.

J.C. had so many tasks in his life, but surely being a family man was the dearest to his heart. In 1989, he was blessed with his soul mate, Marilyn Walker. They were blessed with four children. Providing for his family was paramount. Taking care of his wife and children, cooking for them, even doing his baby girl’s hair and getting her dressed were highlights to his life.

With all the things J.C. did, he still found time to feed his love for sports as he faithfully supported the Cherokee County Warriors Sporting Events, the University of Alabama Football Events and also the Alabama High School Basketball Playoffs Events.

We believe in God’s Word that Jesus Christ has gained victory over death and on Thursday, November 7, 2019 J.C. gained victory in Jesus Christ as he was given rest from his labor. Until that great getting up morning, he has now joined in rest his parents; grandparents; sisters, Rosa Lee Allen Falkner, Dorothy Nell Allen Hood; brother, Marvin Lazell Allen; father-in-law, Milton J. Walker and brother-in-law, Clarence Dupree.

Those left to cherish J.C.’s legacy of memories include his beloved wife of thirty years, Marilyn Walker Allen; children, Clenta (Angela) Walker, Jeffrey (Jenera) Dupree, Monica Crawford, Gina Nicole Allen (Calvin Leach); eight grandchildren, Faith Dupree, Sydney Dupree, Ariyah Crawford, Alric Crawford. LeAsia Walker, Kevin Covington, Jr., Clenta Walker, Jr., Carter “Car-Car” Leach; future grandbaby, Miss Carlee Jai Nicole Leach; one sister, Irene Dupree; aunt, Dorothy V. Walton; uncle, Ike Whatley; mother-in-law, Sarah F. Walker; sisters-in-law, Ethel Allen, Melva Dupree, Cynthia Young, Sandra Hopkins, Katherine Walker; brothers-in-law, Willie C. Hood, Harold Walker, Leonard Walker; a host of nieces, nephews, great, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life will be 2:00p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Providence Baptist Church, Rev. Michael Watters, Pastor and Eulogist, Pastor Prince Brown, Officiant. Interment will follow at Weiss Lake Memorial Gardens.

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Angela DeMeritte
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
Mr. Allan was gentle soul with a quiet way about him & I shall truly miss him. R. I. H

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