Allen, Matthew Clay

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Matthew Clay Allen, 34, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee passed away on January 3, 2017 as a result of his long battle with cancer.

Matthew held a deep love of music and served as band director for several schools before moving to the Unum Underwriting Department. Matt was a 2000 graduate of Red Bank High School and a 2005 graduate of UTC’s music program.  He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.

Matthew is survived by his wife, Molissa Ann Allen and their young children, Benjamin and Katherine Allen, all of Signal Mountain.  He is further survived by his parents, Clay and Diana Uptain Allen, of Signal Mountain as well as his sister, Angela Allen Gonzales and her husband, Nic Gonzales of Washington D.C., grandmother, Ruth Bearden Uptain, Randy and Ruth Uptain, uncle and aunt, of Chattanooga.  He is also survived by a number of cousins.

The interment will be a private family service.  Later this month there will be a celebration of Matt’s time with us.  Details will be made public once they are finalized.

In memory of our beloved Matt, the family suggests a donation be made to the American Cancer Society or your local public school band program, in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.



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