George Andrew Allen, Jr. 95 of Blacksburg passed away Oct. 8, 2018. He was born in Bland VA , the son of George A. Allen, Sr. and Ethel Allen. In additional to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Nadine Allen, two brothers Donald B. Allen, and Edwin B. Allen, three sisters-in-law Margaret Ayers, Elizabeth Allen, Jane Allen, and one brother in law Robert Gordon.
He is survived by four children Margaret Feay and husband William Feay of Papillion NE, George Andrew (Andy) Allen, III of Fincastle, Mary Woerner and husband Charles Woerner of Blacksburg, and John Allen and wife Randi Allen of Tacoma WA, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, sister-in-laws Shirley Gordon Lundy, Polly Harrison, brothers-in-law Lawerence Ayers, William Harrison, and Ted Lundy
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He received a B.S. Degree from Virginia Tech in 1947, and later a master of science degree from Montana State University. He served as assistant extension agent in Bland County, county extension agent in Grayson County, and as extension sheep specialist in the VT Animal Science Department. He retired in 1981 after 35 years of service as VT professor emeritus of animal science.
Special recognition included: The Virginia Tech Alumni Award, Certificate of Distinguished Service Award from the National County Agents Association, Epsilon Sigma Phi State Distinguished Service Award, American Sheep Industry Leadership Award, the VA Tech Block and Bridle Honor Award, the American Society of Animal Science Award for Distinguished Services to the Nations Livestock Industry, a Fellow in the American Society of Animal Sciences, and a member of the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame.
He was a member of the Blacksburg United Methodist Church. A member of the VA Tech UT Prosim Society, the Blacksburg Host Lions Club and a Melvin Jones Fellow, Hunters Masonic Lodge, the Wytheville Royal Arch Chapter, and the VA Tech Hokie Club.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 in the Blacksburg United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Ralph Rowley. Following the service the family will receive friends in a reception in the Whisner Building at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blacksburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
The family appreciates the compassionate care George received from his caregivers Mary Ann Harris, Martie Miller, Amanda Wall, and Katie Meridith. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.