Allen Ray Hearn (66) of Ormond Beach, Fl. peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 following a courageous 5 years living with Lewy Body Dementia. He made the most of every day with family and friends enjoying the simple pleasures and being the life of the party. Allen was born March 10, 1954 in Anniston, Alabama to Bobbie Nell and Billy Ray Hearn.
Allen’s family moved around in Florida until settling in the Daytona Beach area. Allen graduated from Mainland High School in 1972, where many life lessons were learned and his love for football started. Allen began working in the buried utilities industry for his Dad at Burnup and Sims at 17 years old and continued learning, growing, and advancing his career working for MasTec Corporation Inc. as a Division Manager in Melbourne, Florida. Allen was always a loyal, dedicated employee and a man of his word. He was a people person and his wit and charm never went unnoticed. He loved sports from playing tennis, football, softball, fishing, golf and watching NASCAR. Allen was a true-blue Miami Dolphins fan and his pride for the Alabama Crimson Tide was undeniable. Among his many hobbies, music was in his soul and concerts were a family tradition. Elvis gospel music and Waylon Jennings rambling lyrics all wrote the life Allen lived and loved.
His greatest achievements, however, are his children. Allen never missed their sports, programs, and milestones. He was a proud father and taught them right from wrong and how to love and treat all people. Allen loved the Lord with all his heart, soul and mind and served in a mighty way anywhere God sent him. Allen has been a member of Church of the Holy Child in Ormond Beach for the past 25 years, serving the Lord close to home and as far away as Honduras on numerous mission trips.
Allen is preceded in death by daughter Anastasia Noelle, father Billy Ray Hearn, and brother James Michael Hearn.
Allen is survived by the woman he loved and cherished for 38 years, Eleanor (Ellie), sons Joshua, Jesse, and John, daughter Elisa of Nashville, Tennessee, and his most loved, grandson Easton, his Loving Mama Bobbie, brothers Jerry (Bob), Robert (Nancy) and Randy, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family he called friends.
A service honoring Allen will be held Sunday, December 13 at 5:30 PM at St. James Episcopal Church, Ormond Beach. Followed by refreshments at nearby Billy’s Taproom. Understandably, this is a time that no one should be at risk and this is why Live Streaming will be available for the service to those that cannot attend. A link will be provided on Facebook.
On Allen’s behalf and in Lieu of flowers, always be ready to give a handout or help up to someone in need, whether it’s family, a friend or a stranger, he would like that or a donation to Alzheimer’s Association.
A favorite quote from a movie impressed Allen years ago: “You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went, you can curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.”
Goodbye is not forever, until we meet again, God’s Peace!
38 S Halifax Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32176