Sherwood Lee Allen, 81, of Craven County, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his residence.

Sherwood Lee Allen, 81, of Craven County, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Johnston County. He retired as a master gunnery sergeant from the Marine Corps.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Rose and Graham Funeral Chapel in Benson with the Rev. Vernon Braswell officiating. Burial will follow in the Thompson Family Cemetery outside of Smithfield.

He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Allen Meeks of New Bern and Kemberly Lea Arthur of Kernersville; two sisters, Glenda Woodard of Dunn and Lanie King of Virginia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans, 1020 Nineteenth St. N.W., Ste 475, Washington, DC 20036.