Howard Allen



Sumter, SC…Howard Allen, age 83, beloved husband of Gloria Diane McKenzie Allen, died on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Born in Florence County, he was the son of the late Leon Allen and Arlene Hudson Allen. He worked for many years with the City of Sumter and also served as an auxiliary policeman. He loved fishing and was best known as the “fish man.” He loved spending time with his family and he will be remembered as a loving father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He was a member of the Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church of Sumter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Kenneth Allen and his wife Robin, Howard Allen, Jr. and his wife Amanda, Robert Allen and his wife April, and Leon Allen; two sisters, Thelma Harrell and Helen Freeman; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Chad, Sierra, Hannah, Hunter, Drake and Jaxon; three great grandchildren, Kenny, Krystyn and Porter.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Bobby Driggers and Bill Tschorn officiating. Interment will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery, Effingham, SC.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Barkley, Chris Crawford, David Dennis, Chris Martin, Brett Mooneyham, Brantley Prescott and Rudy Singleton.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Bullock Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Funeral Expense for Howard Allen Fund at

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.