Harold L. Allen, “Deer Man,” 74, a resident of Niota, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 26 with family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Telford Allen of Ohio and Ester Sutton Allen of West Virginia; brothers, Bill Allen of Tellico Plains, Estel Allen of Alabama; sisters, Norma Jean Rutledge of Florida, Shirley Miller of Virginia; brother in law, William Moses of Tellico Plains; and niece, Pam Moses Williams of Tellico Plains. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Kay Allen of Niota; three sons, Billy (Missy) Allen of Cleveland, Kenny Allen of Niota, Lonnie (Carrie) Allen of Riceville; one daughter, Linda (Scott) Silvers of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren, Kalisha (Josh) Ledford of Old Fort, Courtney (Matt) Stone of Cleveland, Leigh Ann Works (Tanner) of Cleveland, Brittany (Taylor) White of Cleveland, Alexis (Aaron) Bales of Sweetwater, Dakota Allen of Cleveland, Ashley Allen of Cleveland, twins Ty and Trace Allen of Riceville, Jazmin Allen of Niota, Blake Allen of Niota; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, his twin sister Carol Moses of Tellico Plains, Shelia Scott of Tellico Plains, Peggy Luttrell of Florida; and one brother, Charles (Jenny) Allen of Ohio. At 17 years old, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 1964 to support his mother and our country. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran that loved his country. He received many medals and specialty training, starting in Ft. Knox, to Ft. Benning and later orders to Alaska and Vietnam. He had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything nature. He loved watching deer and meeting people. He just wanted to enjoy life and make people laugh and smile. He loved the Dairy Barn. He loved showing pictures of wild deer he tamed and his family. He lived for the moment. The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice of Chattanooga and his nurse, Amanda. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of him to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society, or Wildlife Conservation Society. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Athens chapel of Companion Funeral Home located at 400 S. White Street. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lake Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Charleston, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The committal service will conclude with military honors. Share a memory of Harold and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.

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