BEN.jpg   Benjamin William Allen, 84, of 10027 Dry Run Road, Burnsville, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the LewisGale Medical Center, Alleghany in Low Moor, Virginia.

    He was born October 1, 1932 in Alexandria, Virginia the son of the late Benjamin William Patterson Allen and Dollie May Wolfrey Allen.

     Mr. Allen retired from United Airlines with 40 years of service as a line mechanic. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War and later with the Navy Reserves.

     He attended Burnsville United Methodist Church. He obtained both a private and commercial piolet license. Mr. Allen was a volunteer fireman for Burnsville Fire Department where he served as chaplin. He enjoyed traveling. Mr. Allen bought his farm in Burnsville in 1966 and fell in love with the area. He was very happy that he and his wife could become permanent residents in 2006. They were both very thankful that God allowed them to settle in this beautiful area and enjoy His blessings.

     He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Judith Allen; 4 children, Glenn Allen, Ben D. Allen, Brett Adam Creekmore & wife, Beth and Jason Bradley Creekmore & wife Joann; a daughter-in-law, Pat Allen; 10 grandchildren, Phillip Allen, Jennifer Allen, Erika Allen, Mike Allen, Lindsey Creekmore, Joey Creekmore, Alayna Lightfield & husband Nate, Angela Gorman, Paul Gorman and Kyle Gorman; 3 great grandchildren, Oliver, Emerson and Levi; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue & Larry  Bentz.

     Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverley Allen; 2 sons, David and Barry Allen; and 7 sisters.

     A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Burnsville United Methodist Church with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Burnsville Fire Department or the Burnsville First Responders.

     Funeral arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to www.mclaughlinandyoung.com