Thomas Coy Allen, Professor of English at Lynchburg College, died at his home in Lynchburg on October 25, 2006. Tom was born in Tyler, Texas Jan. 26, 1938, and reared in Longview, Texas. He was a graduate of Pine Tree High School where he was in the National Honor Society and participated in the band, choir, drama and many other school activities. He graduated salutatorian. In 1956 he was the student pastor of Greggton First Baptist Church.