John “Allen” King
June 30, 1953- June 13, 2021
John “Allen” King, 67, passed away June 13, 2021. He was born June 30, 1953, in Washington, DC to Percy Ellwood and Vivian Hazel King. Allen was raised in Hillcrest Heights and attended Potomac High School where he played football and wrestled. He retired in 2016 after 30-years of Federal Service with the Architect of the Capitol. Allen loved being on the water, boating and fishing and was an avid Washington Redskins and Nationals fan.
Allen, while small in stature was known for his giant heart. His good nature, sense of humor, and generosity were immeasurable. Whether it was laughing at a short-guy joke or answering to one of his many nicknames, he took life in stride. Allen was always up for a free drink but was also the first guy to buy a round for all his friends, which was many. Although Allen did not have children of his own, his love and pride for his nephews and nieces was unmistakable. And, if you ever needed anything done, just ask Allen because he always, “had a guy.”
Allen is survived by his nephews Tim Hagan and his wife Laurie of Lusby, David Hagan and his wife Christine of Wilmington, NC, and Jeff Hagan and his wife Michelle of Chesapeake Beach, stepbrother Dennis Zimmerman of Rose Haven, brother-in-law Richard Hagan of Lusby, and numerous nephews and nieces as well as his long-time girlfriend Melany Allen. He also leaves behind countless cousins and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Bill Zimmerman, his sister Joyce Ann Raffo, and brother Joseph King.
Monday, June 28, 2021