Lawrence Mallard ‘Larry’ Allen, Jr.

Lawrence Mallard ‘Larry’ Allen, Jr. of Homeland passed away suddenly at his home Monday morning, September 12, 2022, one day shy of his 74th


Larry was born September 13, 1948, to Lillian Pearl (nee Davis) and Lawrence Mallard Allen, Sr., both of Folkston. He graduated from Charlton County High School and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. On April 12, 1968, he married Susan DeLoach, also from Folkston. He called her his bride for 54 years and together they raised two sons, Vince and Monty.

Larry spent his entire life involved in sports, be it as an athlete, PE teacher, coach, athletic director, umpire, or as recreation director. He was known for his steadfast, unfaltering dedication to the game as well as to the rules of the game. He impacted many young lives.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife, Susan; his two sons, Vince Allen of Folkston, and Monty (Erin) Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Reagan, Sydney, Hoyt, Austin, Jackson; and many cousins. He also leaves behind his much-loved dogs, Josie and Ballpark.

The family received friends on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home.  Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home with Marion G. Davis, Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Pineview Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.

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