Archdale- Linwood Hawkins Allen, 79, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023 at GrayBrier Nursing & Rehab. Born May 12, 1944 in Johnston County, NC, he was the son of the late Joseph Allen and Ruby Thompson Allen.
Linwood attended Allen Jay High School in Guilford County, NC. He honorably served in the Marines from 1966 until 1969. He served in Vietnam as an 81mm Mortarman. Linwood received many badges and metals including: Rifle Marksmanship M-14; National Defense Service; Vietnam Service; Vietnam Campaign; Presidential Unit Citation; and a Good Conduct Medal. Linwood worked many years for Shelby Johnson Motorlines as a truck driver before his retirement.
Linwood is survived by his brother, Jim Allen; daughter in law, Shirley Allen; and his nephew. In addition to his parents, Linwood was preceded in death by his son, Michael Allen.
A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be in Linwood’s honor to Beacon Place Hospice, or the Cancer Society.