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Thomas Earl Allen

Thomas Earl Allen, age 59, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2015, with his family by his side. He was the owner of Tommy Allen Plumbing since his late teens.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church, 10212 Fayetteville Road, Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., two hours prior to the service. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, April 14th at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Tommy had been in declining health, but continued to speak with his customers daily, health depending.

Besides his mules, coon dogs, cowboy shooting, bow hunting and other sports, he enjoyed quality time with his 8 precious grandchildren, who called him "PaPa".

Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Lacy Earl Allen.

Survivors include his wife of 36 wonderful years, Diane Medlin Allen. They truly were soul mates for his soul and her soul are the same. Also surviving his children, Justin Allen (Jeani), Jenny Jones (Jeremy), Brittany Lewter (Derrick); mother, Elizabeth "Pete" Allen; sisters, Diane Dupree (Steve) and Alesia Truelove (Johnny), and close friend, Michael Rousseau. He was truly loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

His generous heart led him to provide significant support to a charity for those in need, at times keeping the program afloat. He never spoke of these contributions. If we would take what was inside Tommy and the values by which he tried to live his daily life, and apply them to ourselves. What better tribute could we make?

Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina. Condolences may be made at www.thomasfuneral.com

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