John Henry Allen, 77, of 177 Peacewood Drive, Union, SC passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at his residence. A native of Union County, SC, he was the widower of Madgelene Spears Allen and son of the late Henry Allen and Lizzie Eison Allen. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Omar Allen, Sr. He attended the public schools of Union County and was retired from the Kohler Company. He is survived by three children, Melvin (Eunice) Allen of York, SC, Gwendolyn Allen of Union, SC, and Keith Worthy of Union, SC; four grandchildren, Brian Gist, Kayla Allen, Taylor Allen, and Tyler Allen; two great-grandchildren; Zyan Allen and Ryan Allen, Jr.; three brothers, Floyd (Donna) Allen, Elmore Allen, and Linnwood (Georgia) Allen all of Union, SC; three sisters, Nellie Shippy of Jonesville, SC, Josephine Murphy of Kelton, SC, and Barbara Ross of High Point, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 in the chapel of Community Mortuary with burial in Bethany AME Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of his sisters, 227 Cedarwood Drive, Jonesville, SC. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC.
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