Robert Poole Allen
Robert Poole Allen
  • October 30, 1945 - July 28, 2017
  • Hanover, Virginia

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ALLEN, Robert Poole, 71, died peacefully on July 28, 2017. He was born October 30, 1945 in McMinnville, Tenn. to Gladys and L.C. Allen, who preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memories his family: two sons Nathan Allen of Hanover, Va. and Bryan Allen of Williamsburg, Va.; three granddaughters, Althea Allen and Cassidy Allen of Croaker, Va. and Danielle Allen of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Elizabeth Dillon and husband Charles of Glen Ellen, Calif. and Martha Davis and husband Peter of Front Royal, Va.; two brothers John Allen of Charlottesville, Va. and Dr .Charles Allen of Hinsdale, Mont. He also leaves ten nieces; six nephews and eleven great nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all.

After graduating from York High School in 1964, he attended Virginia Tech. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve from April 16, 1967-July 7, 1972. He retired from Xerox after many years of service. He was a loving and caring father and grandfather. He was so involved in his son's love of BMX racing that he began racing himself. He later enjoyed bicycle riding with members of the RATS organization (Richmond Area Tandem Society). Over the years he designed and built two different houses. He was one of a few non-professionals to acquire government approval for building plans. He was also an accomplished Shade Tree mechanic. In his spare time he handmade a recumbent bicycle.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 3:00, Saturday, August 26, at Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Memorial donations may be made to Go Home Foundation for Bob's nephew Ross Dillion. Make checks payable to WaterStone and write GHF 10760 in memo. Mail checks to: WaterStone Support Foundation, Inc., 10807 New Allegiance Dr., Ste. 240, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. You will receive receipt for your charitable gift.