Eric “Ricky” Eugene Allen

Eric “Ricky” Eugene Allen

May 3, 1955 – September 27, 2021

WENDELL – Eric “Ricky” Eugene Allen, 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 27th, 2021. Eric is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Miranda “Randi” Allen, and his furry little girls, Roxanne & Zuri of the home, a large and loving family, and many, many friends.

Eric enlisted in the Army at 17 to be an OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter Aircraft Mechanic Repairman. He served with pride and distinction in Troop D, 1st Squadron, 9th Calvary, of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He was honorably discharged after completing his enlistment contract.

After serving in the Army, Eric worked for Norfolk Southern Railway, where he went on to retired after 25 years.

He had a love for classic rock, fishing, especially surf fishing, and participating in the World Championship Red Drum Tournaments at the Outer Banks. He was a proud member of the TRY-IN-TOO fishing team and a proud and true Blue Duke’s fan.

Miranda “Randi” would like to thank everyone for their support and love. She would like to extend a special thank you to Janet, Jennie, Ann, David, Alice, Charles, Valerie, Darcy, and the staff of Transitions Lifecare Hospice.

Eric, Roxanne, Zuri, and I will never forget ALL your support and loving guidance through this difficult journey.  

Eric’s wish to everyone: Enjoy your life to the fullest and thank you for being his friends and a huge part of his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions Lifecare Hospice, The Salvation Army of Wake County, or a charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, October 16th, 2021, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 – 2 PM, prior to the service. Online condolences may be made through

A celebration of taking him home to the ocean will be held at a later date.


  • Darcy Allen Posted October 6, 2021 6:40 pm

    Miranda my deepest condolences. Thank you for being Ricky’s best friend and wife. It was a privilege to see the love and care the two of you shared.

  • Mary Dabney Posted October 7, 2021 8:30 am

    Miranda, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know Ricky will b

  • Janet Austin Jackson Posted October 7, 2021 10:53 am

    He will be missed.

  • Laura Mozer Posted October 7, 2021 3:05 pm

    Miranda, words can’t express enough how sorry we are that you are going through this difficult journey right now but please know we are here for you and willing to help in ANY way needed. Prayers have been going since we first heard and they will continue to help you get through this time.

  • Torrey Blackmar Posted October 7, 2021 5:07 pm

    I am so sorry about Ricky I know how devastating this must be for you. Sending prayers, hugs, and so much love your way!

  • Albert & Joanie Maness Posted October 8, 2021 12:38 pm

    Sis, I just am lost for words. I can’t even imagine the loss & heartache you are experiencing. What I do know is we are he we are here for you 24/7 whatever we can do to ease this situation. Prayers may God give you a calmness & peace at heart. Love you

  • roberta geren Posted October 10, 2021 3:24 pm

    Meranda, so sorry for your loss, be strong and keep the faith that you will be together again. My love and prayers go out to you.

  • Joanie Friend Posted October 16, 2021 11:42 am

    Maranda my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss. Mom and I send you a big

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