Clayton Thomas Allen, age 35, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013. He was a 1995 graduate of Portal High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. Clayton obtained an Associate's degree in Audio Engineering from Omega Studios in Maryland. He joined the United States Air Force in 2000 and served as an audio engineer until January 2013. Clayton also obtained an Associate's degree in Applied Science Electronic Systems from the Community College of the Air Force. He loved all types of music, traveling, but especially treasured the time he spent with his family. His proudest moments include the birth of his children and honorably serving his country in time of war. His family meant everything to him. He enjoyed watching Falcons football games with his dad, brothers and uncles. Clayton loved teaching Carter his trade in audio engineering. One of his fondest memories with Callie was taking her to the father/daughter Princess Ball; and he and Carson enjoyed watching movies and eating popcorn together.
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Clayton and Allyson would have celebrated 13 years of marriage on May 5, 2013. They had been best friends for over 15 years. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Al Cleary; and his best friend, Ziggy "Bobo" Allen.
Survivors include his wife, Allyson Cleary Allen; his children, Carter, Callie and Carson Allen; his parents, Chuck and Penny Allen; his brother, Travis (Katie) Allen; his sister, Amy (Teon Ameer) Allen; his mother-in-law, Dianne Cleary; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 4-6 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held Monday, March 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, March 16, 2013
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 16 to Mar. 23, 2013