Charles Benson Allen of Jacksonville, husband of the late Elizabeth M. Allen, passed into God's loving arms on June 26, 2013. Born in Spruce Pine, NC on July 5, 1931, he enlisted into the US Army in May 1949 where he served for 22 years including a Vietnam tour as a medic. After his retirement he worked at the Social Security Administration until his retirement in January, l994. Charles was a graduate of New York State University of Buffalo, earning degrees in Business Administration and History.
Charles is predeceased by his wife of 58 years Elizabeth M. Allen, and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Thomas McGuire of Virginia, and son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Michele Allen of Colorado. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Mary (Shaun) Lewis, Thomas (Maryann) McGuire, and Will McGuire, all of Virginia and Charles Benson Allen and Emily M. Allen of Colorado.
He also leaves behind three Great Grandchildren, Cooper and Ashleigh Lewis and Evelyn McGuire and one sweet cherub on the way.