Virgel Harmon Allen

September 13, 1939 - August 03, 2017

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, or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.

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Jc an Gloria underwood

floyd va 24091
August 05, 2017

We wr deeply sadden to hear Virgil passing / he was a person when u needed him he was there/ The community lost A Special Person !!! Our Prayers an Deepest Sympathy to his wife an family JC an Gloria / daughters

Paul and Debbie Radford

August 05, 2017

We are so sorry. Virgel was a wonderful person .


August 05, 2017

so sorry to hear this, Cheryl, our prayers and love is coming your way. love you guys.

Glenda Wooten

Willis. Va
August 05, 2017

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Peggy Beran

August 05, 2017

Serena Smith Jacobs

Copper Hill, VA
August 05, 2017

Cheryl and family, There are really no words to help at a time like this but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Virgel was a special guy and though I hadn't see him in quite a while I certainly never forgot him or any of you all. You're all very special to me. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Sending you love and prayers, Serena

Rhonda morris

August 05, 2017

He was and amazing guy never will forget the times we spent with u guys at the park playing softball and helping u guys selling food going to miss him

Ashley McDowell

Christiansburg, va
August 05, 2017

My deepest condolences! He was such a great man with a smile always on his face! Recreational softball will never be the same!

Carolyn Hinkley

Christiansburg, Va
August 05, 2017

Im so very sorry to hear this. My heart and prayers go out to Cheryl and his whole family. He was a great man and will be missed by many.

Cyndi Abbott

Roanoke va
August 06, 2017

Ur family is in my prayers. I always loved Virgil so much.

Elena Huffman

August 06, 2017

Cheryl, It saddens me deeply to hear of Virgel's passing. He was truly one of a kind. The time he took to help the girls with softball will never be forgotten. I for one will hear his name whenever a ball is hit or caught. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. There truly never was a kinder man. I will always remember him with his lollipops, and his arm over a shoulder. We love you and always will. Elena, Amber, & Brandon

allan bower mary greer

August 06, 2017

Sorry for your loss

Larry Collins

Hillsville, VA
August 06, 2017

Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of Virgil passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. I have known Virgil many years through Recreation and Dixie Softball and there was never a better man he always put the kids first and made sure that they had the opportunity to learn and play in a structure program. I will never forget him and all the fun times we had a games and tournaments you are all special to me. If I can ever help you in any way just let me know.

Gene Bishop

August 06, 2017

So sorry to hear about Virgil. He is one of a kind and will surely be missed. I have a lot of respect for him.

Bob & Rosie Smith

Indian Valley, Va.
August 06, 2017

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a great man and true patriot. He will be dearly missed, and long-remembered. Our prayers and thoughts are with Cheryl, and all of the family.

Sylvia Waters

Floyd, Va
August 07, 2017

Cheryl, Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time Sylvia

Mellissa Fisher

August 07, 2017

Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about Virgel, I Loved him so much. You both did so much for me when I took over Dixie and I could never thank you enough. You and your family is in my prayers. I love you both so very much. GOD gained another angel

Greg Holbrook

August 07, 2017

Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about Virgil. He was one of the nicest person that I have ever met. He and yourself did so much for Girls Softball. I will always remember his smile and good nature. It seems that God always brings his truly good servants home early. Virgil will be missed. Respectfully, Greg P.S. Cheryl please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Shelley and Steven Wood

Willis, VA
August 07, 2017

We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the Allen family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sherry Arrington

floyd, VA
August 09, 2017

Cheryl -- My heartfelt condolences are with you and the family. Virgil and you taught me so much and I truly respected him.

Chuck and Carolyn DeBolt

Prince Frederick, MD
September 01, 2017

Very sorry to hear of Virgil's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.