Allen Wayne McVey, 65, was born on October 12, 1954 in Richmond, California. Allen passed away on May 6, 2020 in Casper, Wyoming with the love of his life, Cherryl, by his side along with his faithful Pastor, Bruce Sell. Allen was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, a loving son to Joe and Joyce (Olds) McVey and brother to Nancy (McElwaine). He graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in 1972 and attended Diablo Valley College before enlisting in the United States Navy. He loved serving his country aboard the U.S.S. Piedmont. He married his sweetheart, Cherryl, on October 1, 1977. Their first child, Teri was born in 1978. The family then relocated to Casper, Wyoming where their son Paul was born in 1983. Allen created a meaningful life for himself and his family in Wyoming.
Allen worked various jobs including: City of Casper Sanitation, Nurse’s Aide at Shepherd of the Valley and Wyoming Medical Center, and Respite Care for Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc.. He put his heart and soul into everything he did. His coworkers and clients saw him continuously go above and beyond the call of duty because it “was part of the job”.
A devout born-again Christian, Allen faithfully attended Calvary Baptist Church and later Liberty Baptist Church. He served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher, bus driver, Awana Leader, usher, and more. It gave him no greater joy than to faithfully bring his family to Church and share the Word of God with those he loved.
Allen enjoyed sports, music, reading and classic TV. He was the biggest supporter of his kids and grandkids activities. “Big Al” was one of a kind. He enjoyed greeting everyone he met with various quirky, fun, firm handshakes...that was his way of saying “I Love You.”
Allen is survived by his mother Joyce McVey Griggs of Everett, WA., his brother-in-law John McElwaine of Burlington, WA, nephew Will McElwaine and family of Queens, NY, his wife Cherryl (Umberger) and daughter Teri of Casper, his son Paul, daughter-in-law Machel (Oltmanns), and grandchildren Cloy, Adeline, and Clarence of Lennox, SD. He was preceded in death by his dad, Joe, and his sisters Nancy and Marcia. He leaves behind many more relatives and friends who all loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Liberty Baptist Church, Red Cliff Bible Camp, or Central Wyoming Hospice.
An open visitation will be at Newcomer Casper Chapel from 4pm to 7pm on May 12th; a Memorial Service will be held on May 13th at 11am at Liberty Baptist Church.
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