E. Allen Duble, 1934-2014
Allen Duble, the first vice president of development for Covenant College, passed away on March 31, 2014. After a rich and full life, Mr. Duble is now in the presence of his Savior.
As a college student, Mr. Duble attended Highland College, which later became Covenant College, a place he would serve in both official and unofficial capacities for the rest of his life. In his tenure as Covenant’s first vice president of development, Mr. Duble helped bring financial stability to the fledgling college. The influence of his commitment to Christian education, his relationship-based philosophy of fundraising, and his passion for nurturing generosity remains evident at Covenant today.
“Allen inspired me more than he ever knew,” said Dr. Frank Brock, former Covenant College president. “He saw in everything God’s providence, and he was so faithful in what was entrusted to him. God touched so many through Allen, and I’m so grateful for his help and example. I already miss him.”
In an unofficial capacity, Mr. Duble worked to advance Covenant throughout his retirement. Many of his children have followed in his footsteps, championing and building up the mission of Covenant College as students, alumni, parents, and members of the staff and administration.
Mr. Duble is survived by his wife of forty years, Sharon, and children Eric, Debbie, Mark, Susan, Greg, Troy, Robyn, and Mark, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Duble will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Rock Creek Fellowship (Durham) on Lookout Mountain, preceded by a time of visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the church.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Covenant Promise Scholarship Fund at Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.
Listen to Mr. Duble share about his conversations with Paul Carter, the man who built the Lookout Mountain Hotel, known today as Carter Hall.