June 7, 1929 — April 13, 2018 DAY – Percy Allen Sr., 88, of Walter Maxfield Road, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Granville Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 7, 1929 in Day, he was the son of the late Ira and Jessie (Dingman) Allen.
Percy attended Hadley-Luzerne Central Schools.
He joined the United States Army in 1950, serving as a Sergeant with the fifth Engineering Co. Battalion and received the Germany Occupation Medal.
Percy married Alma E. Lytle on Oct. 26, 1970 in Corinth, and the couple has resided on Walter Maxfield Road in Day for many years.
He was employed as a truck driver and Foreman for the Saratoga County Highway Department for 39 years until his retirement in 1990.
Percy served as Justice, for the Town of Day for 12 years and Town of Day councilman for 12 years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, watching Family Feud, traveling to Maine and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and mostly, spending time with his family.
Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by two sons, Percy “Buster” Allen Jr. and Bryan “Frog” Allen; one grandson, Quentin Allen; and his siblings, Kenneth Allen, Elaine Allen, Donald Allen Sr., Roger Allen Sr., and Patricia Ovitt.
Survivors besides his wife of 48 years (together for 59 years), Alma Allen of Day, include 11 children, Debbie Barss (Fred) of Greenfield Center, Jessie Burnham of Lake Luzerne, James Brown (Teddi) of Richlands, North Carolina, Duane Allen Sr. (Linda) of Greenfield Center, Gerry LaPier (Jim Limmer) of Fort Edward, Donna Varnum (Bill Ladd) of Day, Virginia Allen of Day, Tami Corlew (Juan) of Lake Luzerne, Lisa Vanderwarker (Keith) of Hadley, Sue Allen of Saratoga Springs and Amy Pina-Allen of Glens Falls; two special grandchildren, Sarah Allen (James Robarge) of Corinth and Charles Allen (April) of Lake Luzerne; 40 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; his twin sister, Elsie Hugo of Scotia; one brother, Raymond Allen (Irma) of Day; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at Densmore Funeral Home, Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth with Nick Lytle, officiating.
Burial will be at Lynwood Cemetery in Hadley, with military honors provided by the Honor Guard of the Horace D. Washburn American Legion Post 533 of Corinth.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family wishes to thank the staff on C-Wing at the Granville Center and the staff at Glens Falls Hospital for their compassionate care and kindness shown to Percy during his illness.