Lynn and Terry Allen opened their funeral service in September 1995. With Terry leaving school in 1972, at the age of 15, he decided on a career in the funeral industry. He obtained a position with Francis Chappel and Sons and started to learn how to prepare coffins, collect deceased from hospital and homes, be a pallbearer and various other jobs within the funeral trade.
He become a freelance embalmer in 1980, working for various funeral directors in London, Kent and Essex.
He met Lynn in 1975, whose Father, Uncles, and Grandfather also worked in the family business of her Great Grandfather’s, H.W Simpsons’s of East Street, South London.
In 1998, they opened their second brand in Maidstone Road, Rochester. In 2001 they opened their third branch in Twydall Green, Gillingham and in 2010, opened their fourth branch in Maidstone Road, Rinaham.
Terry and Lynn’s Son, Mark and Daughter Helen, are the fifth generation from Lynn’s side of the family.
Their staff are highly dedicated to every detail.
T. Allen Funeral Services is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors(NAFD).
Sadly, Mr Terry Allen passed away in September 2019 at the young age of 62 years. However, his Wife, Lynn along with their adult Children, Mark and Helen endeavour to carry on running the family business with Terry’s second to none morals and standards.