Robert Milton Allen, Sr. ’48

Robert Milton Allen, Sr. of Charlotte, NC age 101 years old passed away at Novant Medical Center on March 1, 2024. Robert was born in Charlotte, NC to Joseph Edmund Allen and Harriet Evelyn Allen.

Robert was a graduate from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. He served in the US Army during WWII in Italy with the 34th Infantry. He was wounded in combat and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He spent his career employed with Fredrickson Motor Express as Chief Accountant until he retired. His retirement years were spent living at Lake Wylie. He enjoyed fishing, boating and gardening until he moved to Aldersgate Retirement Community. He was a member of Plaza Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon.

He is survived by his daughter, Andrea Allen Huffman, Son, Edmund Lawrence Allen (Lisa), Daughter, Pamela Allen Taylor, daughter-in-law, Debbie Blythe Allen, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three step-children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Rinck Allen, son, Robert M. Allen, Jr. and son-in-law Gary Keith Huffman, Sr.

A celebration of life will be held at Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service on Thursday, March 7th, 5301 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212. Receiving of friends will be at 10:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. A private burial will follow after the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105 or