Allen Turner Stallings, 80, lumber company manager

July 10, 2002

Allen Turner Stallings, who had been hardware manager for J.F. Johnson Lumber Co. for 40 years and was active in Masonic affairs, died of leukemia Sunday at Genesis Eldercare's Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. He was 80.

Born in Owings, Calvert County, Mr. Stallings was raised in Glyndon. He attended Franklin High School and before World War II moved to Annapolis, where he worked for the A&P.

In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served as a military policeman, seeing duty in the African, Italian and French campaigns. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of sergeant.

He returned to Annapolis and went to work in 1946 for J.F. Johnson Lumber Co. He retired in 1986.

Mr. Stallings was active in Masonic affairs and was a member and past master of Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89. He was also an active member of the York Rite and a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 46 and the Sojourners.

He was a volunteer firefighter for 23 years with the Riva Volunteer Fire Company.

Mr. Stallings, an accomplished woodworker, enjoyed building furniture in his basement workshop. He also liked crabbing, fishing and gardening.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Road, Annapolis, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today.

Mr. Stallings is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Margaret Pfingsten; a daughter, Margaret S. Boehm of Crownsville; a brother, Irving R. Stallings of Baltimore; two sisters, Margaret A. Beaulieu of Annapolis and Florence Driscoll of Towson; and three grandsons. A son, William A. Stallings, died in 1962.

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