Marvin Leroy Allen ’61

Marvin Leroy Allen ’61, of Kernersville, N.C., died Oct. 17 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was born April 11, 1939, in Gastonia, N.C., the son of the late Rubin Lloyd and Anna Johnson Allen. Allen graduated from Davidson in 1961 with an economics major. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-67. He received his master’s in business in 1968 from East Carolina University, and began his work experience at Grinnell in Winston-Salem. Allen joined Forsyth Tech in 1973 and retired as vice president of business technologies in 2004, after 31 years of service and much guidance to his faculty and students. He served as an original board member, treasurer, and emeritus board member of WinstonNet, a community organization focused on providing computer technology skills to the disadvantaged. Most recently, he was instrumental in securing a federal BTOP grant for almost a million dollars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Allen and Margaret Allen Mullinax. Survivors include his wife, Sandy S. Allen, 804 Springhouse Ct., Kernersville, NC 27284; his daughter, Kristie Allen; his granddaughter, Renee Belcher; his stepdaughter, Nicki Sledge; his sister, Libby Allen; his brother, Don Allen (Ann); and his special four-legged “children,” Bailey and Munchie.