Virgel Harmon Allen, age 77, of Floyd, passed away on Thursday August 3, 2017. Virgel’s greatest passion was his grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy, his community as an elected official and the youth of Floyd County in recreational sports. Virgel was proceeded in death by his parents Tannie and Nola Allen. He is survived by his wife: Cheryl Whitlock-Allen: his brothers: James Allen and Lynwood (Brenda) Allen; his children: Scott (Shelia) Allen, Michele (Randy) Akers; step-children: Lawrence (Pat) Whitlock, Monica (Kevin) Grubb; six grandchildren: Dillon Harris, Amber Harris, Garrett Whitlock, Jesse Whitlock, Kearsten Grubb, and Collin Grubb; and a very special lady: Eleanor “Granny” Whitlock; many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. A special thanks to Emily, Nicole, Anitra, Ashley, Angela, and everyone at Carilion Clinic Family Medicine for taking such good care of him. A graveside service will be announced at a later date. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. Online condolences may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com, or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.