Edward Lankford Allen

November 20, 1928 - August 9, 2017

11/20/1928 - 08/09/2017

Past Services

Monday August 14, 2017
7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions

Edward “Lanky” Lankford Allen age 88, went to be with our Lord on August 9, 2017.  Lanky was born in Princess Anne County to William Eli and Della Pearl Allen on November 20, 1928.  He grew up in Lynnhaven Village with eleven brothers and sisters.  Lanky graduated from Oceana High School.  Upon graduating he attended Augusta Military Academy. Upon returning home, Lanky married the love of his life, Lavinia Randolph Johnson.  They proceeded to have and raise four children.  Lanky worked for Ford Motor Company for 10 years. He retired from the United States Postal Service as a Rural Route Carrier.  He attended Scott Memorial United Methodist Church throughout his adult life. While living in Princess Anne County, Lanky was involved in developing the youth baseball program known as “Princess Anne Little League.”  The program started out with two fields off of Virginia Beach Blvd., at Lynnhaven Village, but eventually moved to land adjacent to Kings Grant Elementary School, now known as “Boys Baseball of Lynnhaven.”   Lanky was an avid gardener throughout his life.  He loved to share his bountiful harvest with neighbors, friends and acquaintances.  Lanky also enjoyed watching sports whether on TV or in person.  He was a lifelong Yankees fan.  Lanky is survived by his loving wife Lavinia, his children Marta, Michelle, Tim (Donna), Robin and husband Joel Medlin, grandchildren Robin, Kelly, Jordan, wife Christina, Morgan (Thomas), Catriona, Breannen, Sidonie, great grandchildren Landon, Gabrielle, Kellie, Julianna, Jensen, Kaia, Gabriel  and  great great grandchild Liam.  Lanky is also survived by his sister Joyce Caughorne, and two sister-in-laws Margaret and Elizabeth Allen. Lanky was a hard worker, good provider, loving husband and caring father.  He will be greatly missed.  He also will be missed by his two furry friends Shelby and Buddy.  A memorial service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home 929 Battlefield Blvd. South Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edward Allen’s name can be made at tmcfunding.com to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to www.altmeyerfh.com

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Michelle Allen
6 years ago

Love You DAD….Your Daughter Michelle