Edison Daryl Allen, age 76, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC.
Coach Allen was a native of Northeastern, NC. He was born on February 13, 1937, a son of the late Walter Edison and Mabel Frocine Davis Allen. Daryl received his associate’s degree from Chowan College and continued his education at Guilford College, earning his bachelors of science in health and P.E. With football being his sport, Coach Allen coached for 52 years in Northeastern NC, retiring twice from Hertford County High School. He had a passion for life and devoted his life to the kids he coached, his church, First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, and his family.
Left ot cherish his memory is his loving wife, Katherine Futrell Allen; his daughters, Donna Lynn Allen of Garner, NC, and Kathy Ann Allen of Weston, MA and his son Edison Daryl ‘Eddie’ Allen, Jr. and wife Catherine of Ahoskie, NC. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Lauren Allie Taylor Jordan and husband, James Shelton Jordan of Raleigh, NC, John Daryl Pescatore of Austin, TX, Kristina Marie Pescatore of Portland, OR, Eric Carmine Pescatore of Austin, TX, Edison Daryl Allen, III of Virginia Beach, VA, and Catherine Dare Allen of Columbia, NC; a great grandson, Connor Shelton Jordan of Raleigh, NC; and a brother, Leonard Grant Allen of Palm Springs, CA. Besides his parents, Daryl was predeceased by a sister, Doris Faye Allen Jackson.