EMCS (SS), William Max Allen, USN (Ret), 74, of Goose Creek, died Friday, August 12, 2016, at his residence with his family by his side.
He was born, March 22, 1942 in Watsontown, PA to the late Max Allen and Annetta Dreisbach Allen. Bill joined the United States Navy after high school in January 1961, and retired in July 1986. He then went to work for the South Carolina Department of Corrections in October 1986 as an electrician/maintenance supervisor at Lieber Correctional Institute and later MacDougall. He retired in December 2007. He loved NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. & Jr. and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mr. Allen was a member of the USSVI National and Charleston Base, Holland Club, American Legion and SSN 571 Nautilus Alumni Association and The Fleet Reserve. He recently received two awards and a patch commemorating his 50 years of being a Submariner Veteran.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Sylvia Ricafrente Allen; three daughters, Brooke Allen of Goose Creek, Ashley Allen Verble and her husband Dallas, of Goose Creek, and Crystal Allen Mathews and her husband Saju of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Nathan Smith, Fabian Allen, Dallas Verble, V, Hallie Verble, Delaney Verble, Anjali Mathews, Isabella Mathews; sisters, Margaret Allen Frischenmeyer of Selinsgrove, PA and Varissa Allen Frantz of Endicott NY.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Richard Allen; and his sister, Betty Jane Allen Smalls.
A memorial service will be held, Saturday, August 20th 2016 at 12:00 pm, at McAlister-Smith Funeral, Goose Creek, SC. A reception will follow at the family’s residence.
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Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 869 ST. JAMES AVENUE GOOSE CREEK SC29445
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