Robert W. “Bobby” Allen, Jr., 59, of Wake Forest, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born in Wake County and was a 1973 graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. Bobby was a lifelong member of Wake Forest United Methodist Church and was a longtime employee of The Wake Weekly.
Bobby played football in high school and continued to be an avid fan throughout his life. He enjoyed writing music and playing guitar.
Bobby is survived by his father, Robert W. “Bob” Allen Sr., of Wake Forest; brothers, Greg Allen, of Wilmington; and Rev. Jimmy Allen and wife, Ginger, and Todd Allen and wife, Clellie, all of Wake Forest; along with 10 nieces and nephews, Davis Allen and wife, Elizabeth; David Allen, Olivia Allen, Jonathan Allen, Ruth Allen, Benjamin Allen, Margaret Allen, Mary Nancy Allen, Caitlin Allen and Caroline Allen. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret “Peggy” Allen.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 19, at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Helen Champion officiating. Burial was in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wake Forest United Methodist Church Building Fund, 901 South Main St., Wake Forest, N.C. 27587, or to the Peggy Allen Scholarship Fund, c/o NCPA, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 364, Raleigh, N.C. 27614. Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.