David R. Allen

Mr. David Ralph Allen, 66, a resident of Gibbs Lane, Philippi, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Bridgeport May 30.

He was born May 24, 1948, at Elkins, a son of the late Ralph Edward Allen and Velma Roselea Bolyard Allen, who survives at Philippi.

He is survived by one daughter, Christina M. Varvel; three grandsons, Alex, Nathaniel and Jacob Varvel, all of Richmond, Va.; his loving companion, Linda Coleman, and her two sons, Jeff Coleman of South Carolina, and Michael Coleman of Florida, and her daughter, Tonia Turner and husband, David, of Belington; and one sister-in-law, Bobbie Allen of Philippi.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by two brothers, James F. and Douglas E. Allen.

Mr. Allen graduated from Philip Barbour High School with the class of 1966, and he was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Bigelow Masonic Lodge 52 AF&AM of Philippi, Tygart Valley Royal Arch Masons 39 and was a Shriner belonging to the Osiris Temple in Wheeling. He also was a member of the Osiris Shuttle Patrol, Philippi Lions Club and was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington Saturday, June 14, from noon-2 p.m. at which time there will be a memorial service conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tim Bleigh officiating. At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W Eighth St, Erie, PA 16505. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. David Ralph Allen. Condolences can be made to family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.