John Allen, former board member, dies

North Carolina Community Foundation board and staff were saddened to learn of the death of John Franklin Allen. He was a former member of NCCF’s statewide board of directors. An excerpt of his obituary is below:

John Franklin “J.F.” Allen, age 91, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Autumn Care of Biscoe.

Mr. Allen was born in Montgomery County on March 12, 1927 to Barney and Mary Galloway Allen. In addition to being a life-long Presbyterian and a Democrat, he was a self-employed licensed general building contractor. He was a former administrator for Montgomery Nursing Home and Montgomery Memorial Hospital and founding president of Uwharrie Lumber Company.

His community involvement included being a former board member of the North Carolina Community Foundation, former Montgomery County Commissioner, North Carolina State Senator, District 8 Highway Commissioner, member of the NC Ports Authority, and former Chairman of the Board of Montgomery Community College.

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