Randy Taylor Allen

January 22, 1955 - October 28, 2017

01/22/1955 - 10/28/2017

Past Services

Monday October 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Tuesday October 31, 2017
Edgewood Cemetery
US 13 S
Windsor, NC 27983
Tuesday October 31, 2017
11:00 am
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

COLERAIN, NC – Randy Taylor Allen, age 62, passed away on October 28, 2017 at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Mr. Allen was born on January 22, 1955 to Earl and Ida Mae Taylor Allen in Hertford County, NC. He was a member of Early Station Baptist Church. Randy was dedicated to his work with Freeman Metal Casket Company for over forty years. He was a people pleaser with many friends. Randy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Besides his parents, Randy was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Allen.

Randy is survived by his loving wife Jane, twin sons, Ronnie and Donnie Allen of Aulander; three daughters, Jessica Allen Housley of Ahoskie, Heather Allen Wrenn and husband Kevin, Jr. of Colerain, and Crystal Allen Bazemore and husband Michael of Ahoskie; step-daughter, Gwen Hughson and husband James of Colerain; three grandsons, Blake and Carson Wrenn,  and Ethan Hughson all of Colerain; two granddaughters, Mikayla Bazemore of Ahoskie and Emma Hughson of Colerain; two sisters, Chris Pearce and Regina Morris, both of Forest, VA.; two brothers, Curtis Allen and wife Brenda, and Dwight Allen and wife Teresa, both of Ahoskie; along with a host of extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at his home, 539 Meadow Road, Colerain, NC 27924.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. David Allen (nephew), officiating. Burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Allen family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Gail Perry Trueblood
6 years ago

Randy and I grew up together, we played hard back in the day when you played outside! Special memory of playing a game of who could run around our pump house in the yard, and I hit the corner of the roof part and split my head open (6 stitches). First thing out of Randy’s mouth was “That didn’t Count!” Then he hollared, Ms. Perry, Ms. Perry come quick! Loved our time together growing up with the whole family. My Love, Prayers, and hugs to you all. Regina, Dwight, Chris, Randy, & Curtis and Randy’s family I am sorry I missed the funeral. I did not hear about it until 11/1. Prayers for your comfort.

Jeff Pittman
6 years ago

To Regina and the rest of the Allen family,

Please know that I will be praying that Almighty God will comfort all of you in the difficult sad days ahead. Everyone I knew in Ahoskie never had anything bad to say about Randy or any member of the Allen family – your parents raised you right. Please contact me at the email address provided – djeffpnamihc@gmail.com – if I can do something for you beyond offering prayers. May God bless you and the entire family during this time of deep grief.

Love through Christ,


Barbara Matthrws
6 years ago

Jane, I’m so sorry for your loss.. We would see Randy in town a few times and when I would ask about you, he said you had things to do. I told him he kept you locked in the house and wouldn’t let you out.. He would just smile and no its nothing like that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

Wesley and Jean Jones
6 years ago

Randy was loved by so many, but Wesley and I not only loved Randy but considered him a special friend. There was nothing that Randy wouldn’t do for anyone, even when he was down, he didn’t like not wanting to help. He was an integral part of Freeman Metal for years and will surely be missed byall who knew him. Regina, I wish I could be there to give you a hug.

doristine smallwood- weaver
6 years ago

Regina, the family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Randy.

John Sherwood Bland
6 years ago

RIP Randy. Gone way too soon. God bless all the family. My fondest memories are as a kid when you worked part time at the Earl Theater.
Love ❤️ ya cuz! Heaven gained a beautiful angel today.

Bobby Eure
6 years ago

Randy was a GREAT friend and father to everyone. He will be truly missed. GOD has another GREAT ANGEL.

Julia Phillips
6 years ago

I knew Randy through his son, Donnie Allen. Praying for the family in your time of loss. Asking for peace and comfort during this time.

rick davis
6 years ago

I grew up with Randy and his siblings–he was always a quiet kind hearted person. When I saw him in later years he always had a smile on his face.So sorry for your loss.

Liz Burkett
6 years ago

Randy was a good man. I know that he was very dedicated to Tom and Pete and Freeman Metal. I liked old Randy. This is really sad.