August 3, 1962 ~ June 6, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

William Richard Allen, 59, of West Asheville, passed away June 6, 2022 at the CarePartners Solace Center.

Richard most recently worked at the Rodeway Inn with his great friends, Lisa Brandis Lunsford and Marc Rosenbalm.

Surviving is his wife, Kelly Brown Allen; daughters, Kimberly Lacey and husband Wes, and granddog Frankie of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Crystal Allen and granddaughter Cloe Allen, of Asheville; sister, Deborah Lakowicz and family of Greensboro; and mother and father-in-law, Jack and Peggy Brown of Asheville.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, father Jimmie Richard Allen in 2009, and mother Martha Sue Allen in 2007.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.


Visitation: June 19, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. We are so sorry for your loss, Kelly and family. Please accept the love sent from the Michal family.

    Love Joey

  2. To: Kelly and Family. Richard was the best. Everything he did, he did to perfection. He has been a part of our family for over 38 years and it is hard to imagine life without him. No matter what problems we had, Richard would swoop in and fix them. No matter how big or small, Richard would make everything better. I can never eat another piece of carrot cake without thinking of him, his was the best. Pecan Pie, nothing better, coconut cake fabulous. He was the kind of person who always gave and never thought of taking. I can only imagine how hard this must be for you all. Richard was a little guy but he has left us with a big hole in our hearts. Richard I wish you well in your next big adventure, we will miss you, but we will see you again, of that I am sure.

  3. Dearest Kelly and family,
    We send our love to all of you and are much in prayer for you during this difficult time. You have a precious family!

  4. Kelly I’m so sorry for your loss of your LOVE💖! I will always treasure my memories of Richard and Bonaza Steak House! Praying for God’s comfort and grace🙏


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