JONESBOROUGH - Chester M. Allen, age 78, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mr. Allen was born in Church Hill, Tennessee, son of the late Ira Tom Allen, Sr. and Ruth Thomas Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Elizabeth Allen and Pat Booth.
Mr. Allen was a deacon at Oak Hill Baptist Church.
He was a former FBI Agent, Jonesborough Police Chief, and Johnson City Police Officer.
He was a talented machinist, gunmaker, and knifemaker who owned Allen Machine Works.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 46 years, Dorothy H. Allen of Jonesborough; sisters, Barbara Allen of Limestone and Carol Robinson (Bill) of Allen, Texas; brother, Tom Allen Jr. (Sandra) of Kingsport; seven nieces and nephews; goddaughter, Kimberly Holtsclaw; and Rowdy, his Decker Terrier who saved his life numerous times by alerting him of low blood sugar.
A memorial service for Mr. Allen will be held at Oak Hill Baptist Church and will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the Allen family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821