Frederick Ray "Mr. T." Allen, 83, passed away on Jan. 31, 2018.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Reba J. (Willis) Allen; and his brother, Arthur D. Allen.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Madisonville, Tennessee. He was a retired veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Following military service, he also retired from Prudential Insurance Co. He had been a resident of Shaw Air Force Base / Sumter for 37 years prior to moving to North Carolina.

Survivors include his twin sister, Alice Willis; four sons, Michael Allen, Scott Allen, Keith Allen and Mark Allen; 10 grandchildren; and a growing family of great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Refinery Church in Mint Hill, North Carolina. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tennessee, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Disabled American Veterans,

Gaskin Funeral Services, Matthews, North Carolina, is serving the family, where online condolences may be offered at