Clyde D. "Tommy Allen"

Each week Coleman ISD is highlighting an individual that was inducted into the Coleman ISD Hall of Honor.  This week’s honoree is Clyde D. "Tommy" Allen – CISD Hall of Honor Class of 2020. The Hall of Honor Banquet will be held February 12, 2022.  We will announce when tickets are ready to be purchased.  

CLYDE D. “TOMMY” ALLEN – CISD Hall of Honor Class of 2020

Clyde “Tommy” Allen graduated from Coleman High School in 1933.  Mr. Allen then attended and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1937. In 1942, he volunteered for the U.S. Navy and served in the European & Pacific theaters. He received the Bronze Star for valor and was honorably discharged in 1945 with a rank of Lieutenant. After the war, Mr. Allen returned to Coleman and joined his father in their insurance business, Allen & Allen. Mr. Allen became involved in many Coleman community affairs. He served on the Holiday Hill Nursing Home Board for 55 years.  In 2010, the Holiday Hill board honored the Allen Family with the naming of The Clyde D. and Doris Allen Memory Care Center “to show their debt of gratitude to Tommy Allen who saw their organization through some tough times and made our community a better, stronger, safer place to call home.” He was founder of the Coleman County Foundation and served on the board of the Abilene Foundation.  He was instrumental in reorganizing the local hospital, and served as the first chairman of the board of Coleman County Medical Center.  He also served on the Coleman County Industrial Board, was a member of the Rotary Club, and was an active member of First Christian Church (now United Christian and Presbyterian).