In Memoriam  


Fred "Muggins" Allen
Class of 1953



Many of you will not remember "Muggins" Allen, but those who do will remember him as a character from our childhood who will remain unforgettable. He lived on the corner of Gillis Road and Aylwin Road in Cradock Gardens during and after his high school years.

Fred was a few years older than most of the folks who receive this email. I am not certain of his Senior year...maybe 1952 or 1953. If anyone has stories about "Muggins", and there are many to be told. Please send them along to me. I will publish those or share them at the next meeting of the M&G Group on the first Thursday of each month, noon at Elizabeth Manor Club. He has been very ill for several years and his passing is a blessing.

He was a successful small business owner for many years and widely recognized in the local construction business as an expert Sheet Metal fabricator. He will be missed. BK

Frederick C. Allen Jr. CHESAPEAKE - Frederick C. "Muggins" Allen Jr., 72, of the 2300 block of Meadows Landing, passed away March 7, 2008, in the Mayfair House following a lengthy illness. Mr. Allen was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Stem, N.C., to the late Frederick C. Sr. and Ida Roberts Allen. He was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church where he was formerly a member of the church council. Mr. Allen was the retired owner and operator of Allen Sheet Metal Co., and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local No. 100. He was also an active leader in Cub Scouts and Weblos and enjoyed boating and NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lougenia Hayden Allen; three daughters, Jennifer L. Oakey, Mary Lou Allen and Angela F. Byers; two sons, Maurice S. "Tiny" Allen and Frederick C. "Bubba" Allen; nine grandchildren, Heather, Crystal, Derick, Michael, Andrew, Kelly, Morgan, Brent and Rachel; and one great-grandchild, Aeden.

The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. A funeral will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Pastor Steve McGinnis and Mr. B. J. Torrans will officiate. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen wishes to express her heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Cindy Payne and the staff of the Mayfair House for the kind and compassionate care given to Mr. Allen. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or the Alzheimer's Association, 6315 North Center Drive, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be offered to the family at .