Jesse Lee ‘Jet’ Allen

Jesse Lee ‘Jet’ Allen, 70, of Waycross passed away Sunday evening, November 1, 2020, at Candler Hospital in Savannah, after an extended illness.

Born in Nahunta, his parents were John A. Allen and Nora Belle Crawford Allen. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William “Billy” Allen and Johnny Dred Allen and two sisters, Joyce R. Peeples and Shirley Thrift.

He was a Boilermaker for the Local 26 and a member of New Life Assembly of God in Blackshear. He enjoyed gardening and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife of nine years, Cathy Gunter Allen, Waycross; a son and daughter-in-law, Jared and Sierra Allen, Screven; a daughter, Mia Moore, Blackshear; three step-children, Julie and David Boyette, Patterson, Alicia Deen, Hortense and Chad Bristow, Blackshear; two grandchildren, Rylee Moore (Garrett) and Gage Moore (Maddie), all of Blackshear; four step-grandchildren, Faith Boyette, Valdosta, Ali Boyette, Patterson, Julia Deen and Justin Deen, both of Hortense; a great-grandchild, Lankston Moore; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Yvonne Stewart, Charleston, SC, Charity and Gene Carr, Sandersville and Pamela and Richard Hedstrom, Brunswick and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,  Nov. 6, from the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Hoboken with the Rev. Andy Peacock and the Rev. Caleb Lancaster officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Terry Szeker, Aubrey Philips, Bill Hohenstein, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Waldron.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the family highly recommends wearing a mask and that you follow the rules for social distancing. Those who do not feel comfortable with attending the services, the family understands and ask you to be in prayer for our loved ones.

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Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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