Marion Henry “Bud” Allen, Jr. of Greensboro, GA, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Savannah Court of Lake Oconee at the age of 82. Bud was born in Columbia, SC on February 11, 1938 to the late Marion Henry Allen, Sr. of Monticello, GA and Helen Saphire Chapman of Tallapoosa, GA. He graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1956 and continued his education at Georgia Tech until 1959. On August 24, 1973 he married the former Peggy Chambers in East Point, GA. Bud was an engineer at Delta Air Lines, but he left in 1969 to sell aircraft coatings for Finch Paint. He later became a co-owner of Crown Metro Aerospace Corporation. After that business was sold, he and Peggy retired to Lake Oconee in 1995. While living in Fayette County he was a member of Peachtree City Christian Church and was Captain of the Tyrone volunteer fire department. He also has served as Mayor of Tyrone, GA and was on the town council for four years. While living in Eatonton, he was a member of the Rising Star #4 Masonic Lodge and he was a regular golfer in the senior group at the Uncle Remus Golf Club. Bud and Peggy moved to Del Webb on Lake Oconee in 2015. Bud always loved being outdoors and enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and working on his hunting property in Putnam County.
Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Peggy Allen of Greensboro, GA; his daughter, Dana Gundlach of Greensboro, NC; sister, Nona Allen Bassett of Gulf Breeze, FL; four grandsons, Gans Wilson, Zack Allen, Nick Gundlach and Christian Gundlach; great grandchild, Finley Wilson; sister-in-law Susan Mayzes, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Leah Wilson Ketner; son, Jeffery Scott Allen; and brother, William Walker Allen.
A Celebration of Bud’s life will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
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