A fourth generation lawyer, Plumley was born in Washington, DC on Jan. 14, 1933, and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, where his father, a patent attorney, was an executive with DuPont.
Plumley graduated from Wilmington Friends School and attended the University of Virginia, GW, and GW Law School. He served for two years (1956-1958) in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps.
In 1961, Plumley became law clerk to the late David A. Pine, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He joined the Arlington law firm of Adams, Porter, Radigan and Mays, becoming a full partner in 1965.
In 1975, he was elected President and CEO of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Arlington, which became the publicly traded CFS Financial Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Continental Federal Savings Bank.
When CFS was sold to Crestar Bank in 1992, Plumley became Vice Chairman of the Greater Washington Area for Crestar. He retired from Crestar in 1995. Plumley also served as Chairman of the Virginia League of Savings Institutions.
In 2000, he became founding Chairman of the Board of First Service Bank in McLean. When the bank was sold in 2006 to Southern National Bank of Virginia, Plumley became a member of its Advisory Board. In addition to serving as President of Washington Golf & Country Club, he was President, Trustee and Director of many corporate, charitable and social organizations.
Plumley had resided in Arlington since 1958. He is the sole surviving son of the late Elizabeth Sutherland Frost Plumley of La Grange, Georgia and Washington, DC and the late Allan R. Plumley, Sr. of Northfield, Vermont. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marie Chapin Plumley; three children, Allan R. Plumley III of Fairfax, Carolyn Stombock (D. Michael, Sr.) of South Riding, and Christopher W. Plumley (Elizabeth) of Fairfax; and six grandchildren, Allison B. Plumley, William W. Plumley, D. Michael Stombock, Jr., Christopher W. Stombock, Matthew R. Stombock, and Reese M. Plumley.
Donations may be made to Capital Caring, 2900 Telestar Ct., Falls Church, VA 22042.