Allen, David Ray

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David Ray Allen, 61, of Christiansburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Madeline Taylor Allen.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Elizabeth McGuire Allen; his son, Ray Allen; stepsons, Rufus Alton Willis, Douglas Ray Willis, and Michael Todd Willis; stepdaughter, Perthilda Mary Jean Willis; 16 grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Alice Miller and husband, Freddie, of Greenville, W.Va., James Allen and wife, Delores, of Hinton, W.Va., Gladys Wilson, of Bedford, Va., Linda Bobbitt and husband, Bob, of Independence, Va., Lois Graham and husband, Eddie, of Forest Hill, W.Va., Benny Allen and wife, Debbie, of Peterstown, W.Va., Tammy Trivett and companion, Pete, of Bedford, Va., and Stacy Lane, of Hinton, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Mary M. Compton, of Christiansburg, and Josephine M. Compton, of Point Pleasant, Ohio; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 3, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the North Fork Baptist Church, Blacksburg, with the Rev. Fred Brugger officiating. Interment will follow in North Fork Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in David’s name to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, VA 24068. Online condolences may be left by visiting