On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Allen Ray Stoots of Dublin, age 71, went home to be with his Lord. Allen was a Vietnam Veteran of the U. S. Army serving in Okinawa, Japan and then an employee of Volvo for 40 years where his co-workers called him “Goob”. He retired from Volvo in February 29, 2016. After retirement he spent time doing what he loved most: spending time with his family, helping friends and restoring his 1968 Barracuda. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Dexter Ray and Nancy Kanode Stoots and daughter, Kristy Renee Stoots.
Allen is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Hopcroft Stoots of Dublin. Daughter Sherry (Michael) Cayton of Christiansburg, and son Brian Stoots of Pulaski. Left to cherish his memory are his four grandchildren whom he loved so much: Carter Seagle, Jordan Stoots, Halle Cayton, and Kennedie Cayton. He is also survived by a sister Debbie (Bobby) VanEpp of Pulaski, his brother Willie (Linda) Stoots of Pulaski, and nephew Dallas Stoots; aunts Threcia Matney and Lois Kanode, Uncle Robert Kanode, great-aunt Ethel Ryan; sisters-in-law, Trudy (Thomas) Eastridge, Diane (Mike) Farmer and many, many dearly loved cousins.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM – Monday, November 15, 2021, at Bowers Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life will follow celebrating Allen and his beloved daughter Kristy at 7:00 PM.
Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Sunrise Burial Park in Fairlawn, Virginia with Pastor David Farris officiating.
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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family