Donovan Rodney Allen



Donovan Rodney Allen, 85, of Florence, SC, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He was born in Haddonfield, NJ, the son of the late Earl W. and Bertha J. Allen. He is also predeceased by his son, David Allen.

Donovan served our country in the Korean War with the US Navy. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rowan University and a Master of Administration degree from the University of Guam. He was a Social Studies teacher in Cherry Hills, NJ, John F. Kennedy High in Guam and at Lamar High in SC. He served as Assistant Principal at John F. Kennedy High in Guam and as Principal at Northumberland Junior High in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Shillingsburg Allen; two daughters, Elisabeth Golden (Steven) of Shipman, VA and Nancy Jones of Providence Forge, VA; four grandchildren, Stacy Scott (Luke), Benjamin Golden, Rachel Golden and Jackson Golden; and two great-grandchildren, Trey Bowman and Avah Yates.

Memorials may be made to the Florence Lions Toy Run, 2126 West Jody Road, Attn: Tommy Faulk, Florence, SC 29501, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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