May 27, 1935 ~ March 19, 2020
Allen Locklin Monroe, 84, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Because of our world situation a private Graveside Service will be held. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Allen was born in Spies, NC to Allen and Nora Monroe. He was the youngest of eight siblings that grew up together in Robbins, NC. He served his country in the United States Navy for 4 years. After serving in the military he attended Oklahoma City University, while working 2 jobs to take care of his family. He sold supermarket equipment, designed supermarkets and shopping centers, which led to doing the decor and eventually becoming a full time job in home improvement.
Allen loved being together with his family and his church family, at Needhams Grove Baptist Church. He loved his Carolina Tarheels. Allen just loved and enjoyed life and is now rejoicing with his Savior.
Allen is survived by wife: Nita Monroe; daughter: Donna Gragg and husband Steve;;son: Mark Monroe and wife Rosanne; grandchildren, whom he adored: Melanie Greene and husband Shawn, Cliff Gragg and wife Kristin, Matthew Monroe and wife Lindsey, Macon Monroe and wife Sherry, Kayla Monroe; great grandchildren: Vandie, Andon, Harmony, Autumn, Owen, Harper, Cora; sister: Betty Meeks; many nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Needhams Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 359 Needham Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27324
Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Monroe Family
Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com