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Johnny Phil Allen

d. June 16, 2021

Viewing Sunday, June 20, 2021 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Foston Funeral Home. Celebration of Life 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2021 at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Interment Concord Memorial Garden .Johnny Phil Allen, son of Isaiah, Sr., and Callie Thomas Allen, was born April 16, 1957, in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was the second of five children born to this union. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Elizabeth “Spanky” Ann Gardner and sister-in-law, Alyce Allen.

Johnny began this Christian race when he accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age at the Concord Missionary Baptist Church, where he was active in the Male Chorus and Blue Jethro Ministry.
Johnny matriculated at the time when segregation was still the order of the day. He began his quest for education at the New Providence Elementary School in the New Providence Community and graduated in 1975 from Northwest High School. Twenty-nine days following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. His enlistment was at a time when it was very difficult for minorities to enter the USAF. Yet, he persevered and retired as a Staff Sergeant in 1993. Following his retirement, he obtained his Associates Degree from Tennessee State University and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Austin Peay State University. He encouraged his nieces and nephews to become independent through education. Johnny also retired from the United States Postal Service as a Mail Carrier. In 2003, he founded his own business, National Information Management, Inc. His results-oriented corporation assisted veterans, seniors and others get resolution to their personal affairs.
He was a Junior Warden, 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Shelton D. Redden #139, Fairfield, England, United Kingdom, MWPHGL of Maryland and Worshipful Master Tonnie A. Gallman.
Johnny enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, football, shopping and partying with his family and friends. However, his greatest passion was to travel. He often related stories of the travels his military service afforded him, locations like London, England, Turkey and Iceland. One of his enjoyable conversations was the art of making money.
On May 30, 2019, Johnny married the love of his life, Capri A. Griffey. Their short period of matrimony was filled with love, devotion and adventure. On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, which was Capri’s birthday, Johnny answered the Master’s call to return to his Heavenly Father.
He leaves many rich memories that will be cherished by his loving wife, Capri Griffey Allen; brothers: Rodney (Beverly) Allen, Isaiah (Mary) Allen, Jr., and Derick Allen; mother-in-law, Eloise S. Griffey; godmother, Mayolta “Mamma May” Mallory; brothers-in-law, Raleigh Gardner, Everett (Jackie) Griffey and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Johnny maintained a close, personal relationship with many of his special friends: Steve Martin, Glenn Gordon, LaShandra Allen Bryant, Tony Watkins, James Washington, Ray Charles Hooks, Faye and Jerry Wallace, Cornelius Stevens, Tony Brewer and many, many more.

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