Dayton Lester Allen was born in Richmond, Virginia on February 4, 1951. “Bubba”, as he was affectionately called by many, was the eldest son born to the late Dayton and Nellie Brown Allen. On Saturday, March 4, 2017, he was called home to begin his new life with his heavenly father.
Bubba attended Richmond Public Schools. He was a 1969 graduate of St. Andrew’s School, a preparatory school located in Middletown, Delaware. He later attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
At any early age, Bubba accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior when he joined Fourth Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia. On August 10, 2014, he joined First Bethel Baptist Church and became a diligent worker until his failing health.
Until his retirement in 2011, Bubba was a correctional officer for the Virginia Department of Corrections for over 35 years. He also worked as a security officer at the Shops at Willow Lawn for over ten years and RMC, Inc. for several years.
Bubba was a “Number One” fan of the Dallas Cowboys and always kept his loyalty to them. He was an intelligent and very knowledgeable person. Bubba enjoyed sitting in his man cave watching movies. Over the years, he had accumulated a large collection of videos and CDs.
Bubba was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Elsie Virginia Allen. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife and soulmate of almost thirty years, Patricia C. Allen. Bubba is also survived by daughter, Nicole L. Conyers, granddaughter Tiara King; two brothers, Vernon “Meatloaf” Allen and Wallace Allen; sister, Patricia A. Mines; niece, Simone (Jerome) Reid of Macon, Georgia, and one great nephew, Isaiah Reid. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Roberta C. Johnson; two brothers-in-law, John Mines and Curtis Wayne Conyers, Sr.; and sisters-in-law, Francine Puryear, Brenda Conyers, Lorraine C. Robinson, Helen C. Turner, Barbara Ann Hobson, and Jacqueline (Arthur) Pemberton; and other relatives and friends.