The Obit For Bob Allen

Robert E. Allen , Chesapeake

The Virginian-Pilot

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005

Robert Earl "Thin Man" Allen, 91, of the 1800 block of Ames Circle West, died Oct. 30, 2005, in his residence. A native of McMinville, Tenn., he was a retired supervisor in Shop 72 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Mr. Allen was a professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1937. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and the Major League Baseball Players Association.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy D. Allen; a daughter, Wanda Allen Onhaizer and her husband Jerry of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Victoria and Emily; two stepgrandchildren, Casey and her husband Chris and Kelly; and stepgreat-grandchild, Olivia.

He was predeceased by four brothers, James, Nelson, Carl and I.D. A funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. chapel, by the Rev. Gene V. Primm. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. A special thanks to Missy Brewer and Judith Norwood for their loving care.