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Maurice Clark Allen
August 21, 1934 ~ March 13, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Maurice Clark Allen, age 88, of David, KY, passed away Monday, March 13, 2023, at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. He was born August 21, 1934, in Midas, KY. He was the son of the late Wayne and Mallie Craft Allen. He is survived by his two daughters, Dr. Teresa Allen of Rocky Hill, CT, and Marina (Rob) Shepherd of David, KY. He is also survived by one grandson, Alex Maurice Gopinathan, of New York, NY and two granddaughters, Summer Nicole (Hunter) Ratliff, of Fairfax, VA, and Haley Elizabeth Shepherd, of Lexington, KY.
After graduating from Maytown High School, he attended Sue Bennett College in London, Kentucky and later graduated from Pikeville College with a B.S. Degree in Education. He then graduated from Morehead State University with a M.A. Degree in Education and a Rank I.
Mr. Allen began teaching in the Floyd County Rural Schools. He was the first Home Instruction Teacher in the Floyd County School System. He was the first school social worker with the Title I Program. Later he became the Director of Pupil Personnel. He retired after serving 36 years in the Floyd County School System.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Wanda Stephens Allen. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers: Thomas Jacob, William Kenneth, Volney Damron, Clarence Edward, Alfred George, Harry Gordon, and Nelson Robert Allen and two sisters, Amelia lona and Anna Lena Allen.
Mr. Allen served as President of the Kentucky Association of Pupil Personnel. He was also a member of the Floyd County Retired Teachers' Association, KEA Retired Teachers' Association and a lifetime member of NEA Retired Teachers' Association. He was a member of the John W. Hall Masonic Lodge.
He enjoyed helping family and friends, gardening and watching UK basketball games.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Vareny and Tommy Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Family Cemetery, Hippo, KY. Visitation will be Friday after 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Hall Funeral Home, Masonic service will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m.