Glenn "Allen" Cranford, 75, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
Funeral services with military rites will be held Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm at his home at 292 Ophir Rd. in Troy with Dr. Ed Lindsey and Rev. Carl Burrow officiating. Burial will follow at the Uwharrie United Methodist Church cemetery in Troy. The family invites you back to their home following the committal to enjoy some BBQ, share memories, and stories of Allen. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Bumgarner Family Funeral Service in Troy. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, face masks are recommended and please practice social distancing.
Born February 3, 1946 in Montgomery County, he is a son of the late JB and Vivian Dennis Cranford. Allen loved his family and his wife, Ann, who was the love of his life. He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, traveling, and he had a green thumb. Allen was a natural comedian and always the life of the party, joking around with his childlike humor and free spirit. Allen loved life, the mountains, and especially traveling out West with his soulmate. He was an honest and trustworthy man, a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Allen was a great friend to all, always a class clown with a quick wit, he had the most lively soul, and definitely a God-fearing man. There was never a dull moment with Allen! He was a TRUE patriot, who loved margaritas, a good party, and remembered by all his great stories.
Allen was a 1964 graduate of West Montgomery High School. He worked over 20 years for Myrick Construction where he started from the ground up all the way up to sales. Allen was owner/operator for The Little Huffman Texaco in Biscoe for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ann VanDerveer Cranford , “his Memaw”; daughters, Monica Jill and Amine Mimoune formerly of Los Angeles, California and now back home and Julie Katherine Cranford and Helmut Leksa of Troy; sons, Barna Allen Cranford of Northern California, adopted son, Ronnie Wayne Haynes of Troy; grandchildren, Anah and Dell Misenheimer of Monroe, whom he thought of as a daughter, his little “Chinky”, Alexander Haynes, Aubrey Haynes, Alexa Cranford; and great-grandchildren, Jonah and Luka Misenheimer. He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Louise Nesbitt.
Memorials may be made to the First Wesleyan Church 1368 NC 134 Troy, NC 27371 or Operation North State 151 Windemere Ct. Winston-Salem, NC 27127.
Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is serving the family.
There will be limited parking at the residence as a first come, first serve basis. The funeral home will be providing a shuttle service from Uwharrie United Methodist Church 3027 NC 109 Troy, NC 27371 from 12:00 pm on Friday, September 10, 2021 until 1:50 pm.
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