Allen Charles Avery “A.C.” of Tucker GA, born FEB 7, 1920 passed away on February 11, 2019 at the age of 99.  For the service, in his honor, please dress casual in UGA colors red and black. He served in the US Coast Guard and was a WWII vet serving in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945 operating the Landing Ship Tank called the LST. After the service he was employed by Kraft Foods for 42 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Aquilla and Della Avery, 3 brothers, 1 sister and wife of 66 years Merle Samples Avery. He is survived by his daughters Linda Carter and Vicki Cannon and son-in-law Ken Cannon, 3 grandsons, Jim Carter (Erica), Blake Cannon (Cara) and Collin Cannon (Courtney). He also has 6 great grandchildren (Jackson, Avery, Addy, Matthew, James and Brynn) with 2 more on the way and his loving dog Katie and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A.C. played basketball and baseball and loved to garden, fish and was an avid sports fan. His favorite was the Georgia Bulldawgs football team being a season ticket holder for decades. He formed many lasting friendships from years at Kraft, neighbors, the community of Gresham Park and his church Lilburn First Baptist.  He never met a stranger. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MeSun Hospice in Lawrenceville, GA or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel- 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Our sincere condolences, but also a time to celebrate his faith, service to his country, his love for his family and his zest for life. May God’s promises comfort you all during this time.

  2. Dearest Vicki;
    What an accomplished life your dad lived and what a beautiful family he had in all of you. May all the wonderful memories you shared for so many years bring you peace and comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary

  3. One of the finest families we’ve ever known. We became great friends beginning at Gresham Park Baptist Church in 1955. Their children baby sat our children many times and the friendship continued throughout their childhood. We spent many week-ends camping together and always going to church together wherever we camped. Many fond memories of Merle and A.C., Linda and Vicki.

  4. Loving wishes and sympathy to all the family. He and Merle were a wonderful, loving couple and they made me very welcome into their home any time. Rest in peace, Love

  5. How lucky to have your father so many years. I only met him once, but he was a lovely man. He was fortunate to have such loving in and caring daughters. May he rest in peace.

    With love,
    Irene and Ron Berard

  6. My sincere condolences to the family but most of all a time to celebrate his life and service to his country. Mr. Avery was a wonderful man, I have been with the family for a couple of years taking care of his wife Merle before she passed away, then I started to take care of him but the memories will never go away, he will always be missed may his soul rest in peace. Love you and miss you Mr. Avery.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Celebrate those 99 years because they are filled with wonderful memories. Know that my thoughts are with you.

  8. Vicki I am so sorry for your loss I would be there with you if I could. My prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything let me know. I love you and hope to see you soon.

  9. Vicki, I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything just let me know. I know it’s hard I have been through it so I pray God’s comfort and peace will be with all of you today and everyday.
    I love you,

  10. What a kind, gentle and honorable man! I consider it an honor to have known him. He was a patient of Dr. Charles McCrory and I was his dental hygienist for many years. We often talked about the Georgia Bulldogs and his family whom he loved so dearly. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. God Bless His Soul.

  11. So sorry we missed this earlier. We had the pleasure of assisting Mr. Avery with Meals on Wheels from time to time. Mr. Avery was probably our favorite stop! We have missed and will miss him. He and Oliver were always a treat!!

    Our condolences to the family.

  12. Our family is so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Avery. He was our neighbor for many years on Kenvilla Drive. My husband enjoyed talking with him while they were out in the yard. He was such a wonderful neighbor in every way. Merle was also such a blessing to us. Even after I moved to Melbourne 2 years ago, he often called and would walk over when I came back for visits. What a blessing they were to so many. May God comfort you and provide peace for your family in the days ahead. With heartfelt sorrow & sympathy for your loss.

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