Phillip Allen
Phillip Allen
Phillip Allen
Phillip Allen
Phillip Allen
Phillip Allen

Obituary of Phillip Stanley Allen

Phillip S. Allen, 77, of Columbia, SC, passed away at home with Hospice on November 30, 2023. Phillip was born in Columbia, SC to the late Fred D and Evelyn (Forrester) Allen. He married Joyce Carol Rand on June 17, 1967 in Columbia, SC. Phillip was a loving husband, daddy, uncle, Pawpaw and friend.

Daddy had a heart of solid gold.  He loved with his whole heart and would fiercely defend all those he called family. He was a Navy man through and through and a Vietnam Veteran. He was a Columbia Police officer, and then transitioned to the SC Criminal Justice Academy for 31 years. He loved photography, shrimping, HAM Radio (KE4RGR is silent key). He worked with the SKYWARN for emergency services for SCEMD.

He is survived by his two daughters with their husbands, Christina (Stephen) Unekis; Angela (Pierre) Arndt; three grandchildren, Zechariah (Julia) Wallace, Alexa Unekis and Joshua Unekis; his sister-in-law, Debbie (Lee) Trexler; nieces and nephews with their families; his sisters-in-law, Sharon (Douglas) Barnett and Sheryl (Doug) Santelmann. He is also survived by all of our German family & friends that are and forever will be family of our heart. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife of 55 years, Joyce R. Allen

The family of Phillip S. Allen wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. McElveen, Amy, Lena, Myrtes, and Joye of Prisma Home Hospice. You all gave him comfort, compassion and peace during his end of life journey.  He was able to go peacefully, and pain free. Truly grateful.  Thank you doesn’t feel like enough.  Angels on Earth all of you!

A funeral service, with US Navy Honors, for Mr. Phillip Allen will be held at 12:00 PM, Monday, December 18, 2023, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

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Funeral Service with US Navy Honors

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Monday, December 18, 2023
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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