Obituary of Tommy Allred
Hugh Thomas "Tommy" Allred, age 90, of Asheboro died peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Born in Randolph County on August 13, 1931, Tommy was the son of the late Irene Parks and Joseph Thomas Allred and was a graduate of Franklinville High School in 1950.
After serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, he returned to Randolph County to work and was a dedicated employee of Acme-McCrary for 39+ years. He wed Clara Grace "Gracie" Jones in 1951 and passed away 2 months before they could celebrate their 70 year anniversary. They were longtime members of Central United Methodist Church.
In addition to Gracie, he is survived by his son, Gary Thomas Allred (Sharon) of Newport, RI, and daughter, Celia Allred Yow of Greensboro, NC. He was a devoted grandfather to his 4 grandchildren – Meredith Allred Cole (Dave) of Marietta, GA; Kathryn Allred Sheehan (Henry) of Newport, RI; Jeffrey "Reese" Yow, Jr. (Anne) of Atlanta, GA; Clark Thomas Yow of Greenville, SC. He was also blessed with 4 great grandchildren – Wesley and Henry Cole and Jack and Cameron Sheehan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Parks Lee Allred. He is survived by his brothers Don Henry Allred (Pat) of Siler City, NC, and Joseph Franklin "Choo Choo" Allred (Reda) of Asheboro, NC.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church, 300 S. Main Street in Asheboro. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:15, in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Central United Methodist Church, 300 S. Main Street Asheboro, NC 27203 in Tommy's memory.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.