Clayton Thomas Allen

July 22, 1977March 12, 2013

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. Clayton and Allyson would have celebrated thirteen years of marriage on May 5, 2013. They had been best friends for over fifteen 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 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:00 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.



  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2013


  • Interment

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Abby Wright

March 23, 2013

Clayton Allen was a blessing to this Earth for the shot time he was here. Not only was he a loving and proud father to Carter, Callie and Carson, but he dearly loved his wonderful wife Allyson, and he gave hours and risked his life to go on humanitarian missions to help strangers in other countries. He was a hero in life, and a gifted musician. He will be greatly missed. This is a great loss. My love to you Allyson and the sweet babies. Love always, Abby Gayle Wright

Cherie Waters

March 23, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved son, Clayton. We will never forget the time we spent with Clayton when he was a small boy. I remember Clayton, Jennifer, and Elizabeth jumping on the trampoline in the back yrd. Clayton was the master jumper and he showed his cousins how to jump.... and not fall off!!! A wonderful man who will be greatly missed by all.

John and Neena Alexander

March 22, 2013

Our hearts go out to Clay's entire family. I knew Clay to be a devoted husband and father, and a wonderful friend who was dedicated to his craft. He was the hardest working, most conscientious sound guy I ever worked with, and one heck of a nice young man. Rest In Peace, Clay.

Larry Miles

March 21, 2013

We will always remember that beaming clayton smile and the kindness that he showed everyone, we all will miss you very much.
Larry Miles Nevils Ga

March 20, 2013

I was so sorry to read about your loss. Reading the guest book really showed the kind of person Clayton must have been. He had so many dear friends expressing appreciation for knowing him. What a legacy to leave for his children. I pray that your memories will one day soon bring you laughter and peace rather than pain.

March 19, 2013

I will miss you! God bless!

Dianne Cleary

March 19, 2013

Clayton, I loved you like a son, and thank God we had a wonderful son-in-law/mother-in-law bond. I'll never ever forget that face when you picked me up from the Frankfurt airport last April. You were grinning from ear to ear. There are far too many fond memories to count. Thank you for being such a great daddy and husband. I know you always wanted creamed corn when you visited, and I'll always remember you being so excited when it was time to eat it. But most of all, thank you for being such a good, kind, caring, loving(and the words could continue on) person. We will truly miss you more than words could say. RIP--I Love You, and thank God you always knew it.

March 18, 2013

Allyson I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers

Angie Robertson carswell

March 18, 2013

My prayers go out to the family

March 18, 2013

So sorry to hear of this tragedy. I pray that God bring you and your children strength, peace and comfort. I pray that Clay is at peace and watching over you.