Thomas Wayne Allen, Jr.

Thomas Wayne Allen, Jr. passed away in Fairfax, Virginia on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 following surgery. His wife of 26 years, Emily, was by his side.

Tom was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 22, 1955 to Thomas, Sr and Hazel (McBroom) Allen. Tom grew up in Decatur, Alabama alongside his two younger brothers, Chris and Donnie.

Anyone who knew Tom knew of his love of the sea. Tom was never more happy then when he was near the beach or sailing on the ocean. After graduating from Austin High School in Decatur, Tom started his life of adventure by joining the Coast Guard and his love of boats and being on the water defined much of his life and career from that point forward. His career as a boat captain and vessel master took him from the Coast Guard to AUTEC on Andros Island, Bahamas, and then to the marine services industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

Throughout his life, Tom loved to travel and explore the world – particularly to places that allowed him to enjoy his love of golf, skiing, hiking, and scuba diving.

Tom is survived and will be deeply missed by a loving family including his wife, Emily; mother, Hazel and brothers Chris and Donnie (sister-in-law Deborah) and two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Sr.

Celebrations of Tom’s life will be held on future dates. Because of Tom’s love of the ocean and scuba diving, in lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Coral Reef Alliance ( in his memory to ensure our reefs are there for future generations to enjoy.

16 Responses to Thomas Wayne Allen, Jr.

  1. Nancy F Roberson says:

    I send my deepest condolences to Tommy’s loved ones and prayers for peace and comfort to those missing him today and in the days ahead. Have known Tom since Jr high school and he was always kind and a friend. God bless you .

    • Sandra Wagner says:

      My heart goes out to you Emily. I know you will miss him GREATLY. My prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
      May God’s grace follow you and lift you up into his loving arms. Peace with you
      Sandra Wagner

  2. simone marrion says:


    My condolences for your loss, and my deepest sympathy.

    Simone Marrion

  3. Barbara Ann Miller-SPARQ Data team says:

    My sympathies to Emily and all of Tom’s family. You are in my prayers.

  4. Cynthia McKoy says:

    To the Allen Family,

    I extend my deepest condolences to you all.

    Prayerfully yours,


  5. Steve & Terri Boone says:

    Emily: Steve and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. So very heart sick for your loss. Terri and Steve Boone.

  6. BarBara Z. Murphy says:

    Emily, I am so, so sorry for your loss. All my prayers are with you and all those who love both you and Tom at this sad time.

  7. Karen A Graves says:

    I send my deepest condolence to the family, May you find peace comfort during this .
    May god continue to bless this family.

  8. Luisa Torres-Chaoui says:


    I am sorry to hear about the lost of your husband.
    May Mr. Thomas Wayne Allen, Jr. rest in peace.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Paula Wright says:

    Hi Emily,

    I don’t think I know you. I used to work for the Foundation in Phoenix, AZ, but I send my deepest condolences to you and your family over your loss. Sincerely.

  10. Tracy Alexander says:


    Please accept my deepest condolences. Praying for your comfort and peace.

  11. Amanda Fleckenstein says:

    Emily, you are in my thoughts, and I know that there are no words that truly encapsulate the magnitude of what you are currently feeling. So, I send you strength to get through the rapid fire of one hundred immediate decisions, as well as the deafening calm of what follows, for what seems an eternity. Look to every one of your supports, as you need them; and find comfort in supporting them, as well.

    With the Warmest Regards,

    Amanda Fleckenstein, SCSEP

  12. Ivonne Socorro says:

    We send our deepest condolences, our prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult times. May God Bless all the family and you.

  13. Trent Troutman says:

    Tom wasa jam up dude, and a good boat condolences to you..prayers and thoughts as well!

  14. Linoll Gumbs says:

    Tom was one of a kind, my condolences to the family… thoughts and prayers.

  15. Denise Allred Murphy says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Tommy. I pray that God will comfort all of you. He was a very kind person.
    I know he will be greatly missed. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

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