Salem Funeral Home on Main St.
120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
- 9 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Epiphany
5220 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
- 3 p.m.
Jul 06, 1981 - Oct 17, 2014
Forsyth County, NC
Daniel Wayne Allen, 33, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center. Daniel was born in Catawba Co. to Theresa and Kenny Allen on July 6, 1981.
Daniel was a 1999 graduate of Maiden High School, where he met his wife, Eleasa. He graduated from Wingate University in 2003. Daniel had a desire to serve his community, and in 2006, he became a police officer with the Winston-Salem Police Department. He worked in a patrol position, as well as on the K-9 squad, and he achieved the rank of Corporal.
Daniel always had a huge, and often mischievous, smile on his face. His love of life and extreme optimism were infectious. He was an avid golfer, who prided himself in being able to outdrive his competition. He stood by the saying “real men wear pink” and enjoyed listening to Jimmy Buffett. Daniel was a great and loyal friend to many. If you met him, it's safe to say that you would want to be his friend, and that he made you an all-around better person. Above all else, he was a devoted husband and a dedicated father.
Daniel was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2013, and he fought valiantly for over a year. Through his journey, he was able to touch the lives of so many people, and he will be greatly missed by all.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Eleasa Harris Allen, and daughter Ryleigh Isabelle Allen, both of the home; his parents Theresa and Kenny Allen, of Hickory NC; brother Curtis Hollar, of San Antonio, TX, grandparents, Faye and Bob Allen, of Granite Falls, NC, his mother and father in-law Susan and Randy Harris, of Lincolnton, NC, and a brother in-law Elliott Harris, from CO.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm at
Lutheran Church of the Epiphany with the Rev. Laura Wind officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday night from 6:00 until 9:00 pm at Salem Funeral Home 120 S. Main Street.
Those wishing to give memorials please consider the North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Suite 200, Cary, NC 27513.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
I had the honor to meet Daniel through our mutual friend, Kate. He was a good guy. He was a great friend to my best friend. My thoughts are with his family at this time.
Patti P. Lovell
Eleasa and Ryleigh,
I never had the honor of meeting Daniel. As a mother-in-law myself, I know what a special roles these young men play in our families. I feel that I knew Daniel by the way your mom talked about him. I know that she loved him because she always asked the NC Women of the ELCA Board to lift him, as well as you, in prayer.
Prayers have been raised and will continue to be offered. Be open to the presence of God and those who care about you.
Patti P. Lovell
Eleasa, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Please know that you will continue to be in thought and prayer. May God bless you and grant you the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Diane Cornett Deal
Dear Eleasa and Family,
You are in my prayers. Daniel will be missed by all who knew him. I have many sweet memories of Daniel with his dear family and the trips they made to the mountains each Christmas season. May God bless and give comfort to you in the days ahead.
Rest in Peace Daniel.
Linda Richardson Maples
I am sending my condolences to the Allen family, his wife and daughter, Randy and Susan Harris. You are all in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Allen Family. Daniel was one of the nicest young men I have ever met, he always had a smile on his face. God is lucky to have him, and I'm glad that I was able to meet him during my life. God bless you and your family.
I just want to let my family know that even though I can not make it to the funeral I am with you in heart. I love every one of you and it breaks my heart to know Daniel is no longer with us. This sadness came on to one of the greatest people I know. Love you all!
Daniel Wayne, I will miss you, your pink sweater and your girly sunglasses.
First Baptist Church Children's Center
Eleasa and Ryleigh, we are so sadden to hear of the loss of Daniel. Your are a part of our family and our hearts are heavy. As you walk through this valley just know that you are not and will never be alone. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Children's Center Staff
I am sorry for your loss, praying for strength and courage in your time of need.
so sorry for your loss call me please #828 495 1315....will you send me your address.again I am so sorry for your loss.
My deepest and most sincere condolences to Eleasa and Ryleigh and all of the Allen family.
Daniel was a friend, a trusted back up and dedicated officer. I do not recall ever seeing him not having a smile on his face and always making a comment to get a laugh from those around him. He will be missed by all those he worked with behind the Thin Blue Line.
Daniel was an amazing man. He will be missed by all those who knew him. My thoughts and prayers to you and yours.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our sweet family. May God hold you and Ryleigh in the palm of his hand and comfort you. God will bless you.Love you, Shelley Mellon.
I have known Daniel since we were just kids and he was always such a nice person with a kind heart. It breaks my heart knowing one of our former classmates has passed. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and child, his parents and other family members who are going to miss him dearly. Praying for peace and comfort to all of them. Rest peacefully Daniel.
Daniel Miller and Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Daniel was an amazing man and he will surely be missed. We will be praying for the entiere family....May the lord wrap you in his arms.
We love you guys
Anne and Cline Propst
While we never had the pleasure of actually meeting Daniel in person, we knew what a great husband and father he was from the posts written by his amazing wife Eleasa and the many friends who also admired him. I know he will be sadly missed but never ever forgotten.
My deepest thoughts and prayers will be with all his family. Daniel was a wonderful young man that I had the pleasure of teaching at Blackburn Middle School many years ago. He will always hold a special place in my heart.
My family was blessed to know Daniel for several years. He touched us in many ways but what we will remember the most is his playful spirit and infectious smile. My children will forever look up to Daniel as many others will. There is no way to fill the void of his presence except to see his smile and expressions given to his little girl. No words can express what we feel for his family, but know that he is at peace; exploring the greens and fairways of heaven.
Curt Calloway and Family
I have great memories of Daniel when me and Curtis were in high school and after. Basketball in the driveway and of course his wedding which I was honored to be a part of. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all with peace and comfort.
Donna & Steve Rowe
Daniel was at our house as much as Michael was at his house back in the day. We never stopped laughing when he was around because his love and zest for life was catching! Ball games, card games, and just fun and good times are our memories of this sweet boy. My heart goes out to Theresa and Kenny because I remember how deeply you loved Daniel. Thank you for sharing him with us all those years ago.Love and prayers for all of you!
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your young daughter and your family. Having lost a son-in-law at 37 I know this is a very difficult time for all. The only solace I can offer you is that you treasure the memories. I can tell you that the pain and sorrow lessen with time but the memories make it easier to bear. Blessings to you all during this time. Cathy Sell, NC Women of the ELCA