Lawrence Mallard ‘Larry’ Allen, Jr.

HOMELAND, Ga. — Lawrence Mallard “Larry” Allen, Jr. of Homeland, Ga., passed away suddenly at his home Monday morning, September 12, 2022, one day shy of his 74th birthday.

Larry was born September 13, 1948, to Lillian Pearl (nee Davis) and Lawrence Mallard Allen, Sr., both of Folkston, Ga. He graduated from Charlton County High School and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in education. On April 12, 1968, he married Susan DeLoach, also from Folkston. He called her his bride for 54 years, and together they raised two sons, Vince and Monty.

Larry spent his entire life involved in sports, be it as an athlete, physical education teacher, coach, athletic director, umpire or as a recreation director. He was known for his steadfast, unfaltering dedication to the game as well as to the rules of the game. He impacted many young lives.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his loving wife, Susan; his two sons, Vince Allen of Folkston, and Monty Allen (Erin) of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Reagan, Sydney, Hoyt, Austin, Jackson; and many cousins. He also leaves behind his much-loved dogs, Josie and Ballpark.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, September 17) at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at

Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston.

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