Jesse Carroll Allen, 77, died Monday (August 12, 2019) at his residence in Waycross following a brief illness.

He leaves his companion, Una Wilson; his son, Kevin Allen; his daughter, Kim Allen Robinson, and husband Hugh; three grandchildren, Hannah, Hayden and Evan; his sisters, Barbara Steed and husband Bill, Kaye Thomas, and Faye Farabee and husband Jack; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Spencer Kelly “Kay” Allen; his mother, Mary Lou Kizer Allen; his stepmother, Doris Allen Levins; his brother, Charles Allen; his brother, Terry Allen; and his sister, Brenda Allen Griner.

He graduated from Nahunta High School in 1959. He was very athletic and played basketball on the 1958 Georgia championship team. He attended South Georgia College in Douglas and was a member of the men’s Tigers basketball team.

Jesse Carroll began employment in 1960 for Gilman Paper Company in St. Marys. His starting position was floor sweeper. He was quickly promoted and retired after 35 years as a head adjuster. He called Crooked River home for 30 years.

He loved taking care of his devoted dog Oro. He enjoyed fishing, shrimping, boating and hunting. He enjoyed reading western novels and watching western movies. He loved NASCAR, especially No. 3, Dale Earnhardt.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Friends and family are invited to join at 10 a.m. at New Hope Cemetery in Hickox for fellowship.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Hospice Satilla. Their dedication and effort to provide Jesse Carroll’s quality care over the last six months was outstanding and gave us all such peace of mind. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations can be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

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