Jesse Lee Allender Jr.

July 18, 1924March 22, 2013

Jesse L. Allender, Jr., of Homosassa, FL, passed away peacefully at home with his daughters at his side, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County on March 22, 2013. Born in Anderson, Indiana, he was 88 years old and was the son of Jesse L. Sr. and Ota Allender. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was a master carpenter all of his life, building everything from cabinets to homes. He moved to Homosassa Springs in 1972. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Doris Allender, his son Michael Allender and grandson Jesse L. Allender IV. Jesse is survived by his daughters; Judy (Ben) Davidson, Anderson, IN and Betty (Mark) Allender-Linseman, Homosassa, FL; son Jesse L. “Red” Allender III, Louisiana; grandchildren Scott (Angie) Davidson and Amber (Bob) Peck, both of Indiana; great grandchildren Tyler, Emily and Brian and numerous nieces and nephews. Jesse’s family will receive friends at Fountains Memorial Park Chapel beginning at 2:00 P.M. on Fri., March 29th with a celebration of life service beginning at 3:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Fountains Memorial Park. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL.



  • Friends Will Be Received Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 29, 2013


  • Interment

Jesse Lee Allender Jr.

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Karen Allender

April 5, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am Karen Allender, Jesse IV's wife. I got to meet Jesse's grandpa a few times and he was the kindest man! My thoughts are with you and your family and my heart goes out to you. If anyone knows how to get in touch with Red I would love to talk to him.

March 27, 2013

Please accept my condolences in the passing of your father. I hope that you find comfort in the knowledge that he is now in the loving presence of his wife, son and grandson.
With love
Marian MacRae

Jesse Allender

March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013

Will miss you Uncle Jess,I know there will be a great reunion with all that's already there.


March 24, 2013

still have the workbench and dresser drawers you made me when I was 4 or 5. love you Grandpa. I think the Lord has a 4 beer limit on the PBR, work on that rule for me ! till we meet again, Already missin you, Scotty

Gary Hague

March 23, 2013

We will miss you Uncle Jesse even though we weren't close in proximity, I always enjoyed being in your company whenever I could get to Florida to visit. Wish our family could be there now and I know Grandma would like to as well but we just have to say Goodbye and hope that we meet again someday. Enjoy your new life with all the other Angels in Heaven from our family.

March 23, 2013

My deepest symphathy for your loss. Jesse was fortunate to have such a loving, caring family who could honor his wishes, and you were undoubtedly very fortunate to have a wonderful father. Prayers and blessings to all the family

Barbara Hall (Enon, OH)

Kenny Smith

March 23, 2013

R.I.P. Jesse, you are loved and will be missed by many. Kenny Smith, Uncle Benny and Aunt Judy's nephew in Indiana.

Faye Linseman

March 23, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to Betty and family. Jesse's gone to see your mom. See you on Friday.
Doug and Faye Linseman

Staff of Wilder Funeral Home

March 23, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.