Obituary for Mr. John Robert "Bob" Allender

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Mr. John Robert "Bob" Allender

October 29, 1936 - December 28, 2017

John Robert “Bob” Allender, age 81, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 28, 2017 at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Florida. He was a resident of Ruskin, Florida and a former resident of Trafalgar.

Bob was born in Trafalgar, on October 29, 1936, to his parents, the late Wm. Reed and Dorothy Evelyn (Walker) Allender. He graduate from Hillsborough High School in Tampa and went on to attend The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina to study aviation. Bob served over 9 years with the Army National Guard Reserves.

He married Demetra Leonora “Nonie” Allender. They regrettably divorced, but remained very close friends until her passing in 2014.

Bob retired in May of 1999 as a Senior Field Engineer for Tampa Electric Company (TECO) after 40 years of service. Prior to that, he worked on the assembly line for Arvin Industries in Franklin and in Tampa, as a milkman for Sunnybrook Dairy.

Bob attended St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Florida and when he was ill, he received communion from Sun City Center’s Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church, as well as, Brandon’s Church of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church. Bob was a member and contributor to the NRA and the Humane Society of the US.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Lisa Nanette (Hansoo Kwon) Allender of Alpharetta, Georgia and Tina Georgette (Tom) Dudley of Lake Worth, Florida; his sister, Carolyn Lou Service, and her husband, his beloved brother-in-law, Jeffrey “Lee” Service of Ruskin, Florida; granddaughter, Breanna Shaye Allender of Lake Worth, Florida;

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jackie L. “Jack” Allender, James Reed Allender and Linda Susona Allender.

The Rev. Ron Sodrel will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at the Beech Grove Baptist Church, 5868 W. 325 S. in Trafalgar. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Bob was an organ-donor–and from his summer-blue eyes, his corneas–are being used to help those who are blind, via transplant and/or to prevent eye disease.

Memorial Contributions may be sent in honor of Bob to the American Kidney Services, 6360 Button Gwinnett Dr. Atlanta, GA 30340.

Condolences to the Allender family can be made at Info. 812-597-4670



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Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time: 9:33 am

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Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm


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Born: October 29, 1936
Died: December 28, 2017

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Jeanne Adams posted on 1/5/18

Dearest Lisa and family, my heart and my prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hope all goes smoothly tomorrow. Your father was a terrific and fun-loving man, he will be missed by many. With love, Jeanne


Sondra Chapman posted on 1/3/18

Bobby will be greatly missed. I was so blessed to have known him. I loved his laugh. I loved watching him and Larry Wayne together, they were sure a pair. We are praying for you!


Lisa Nanette Allender posted on 1/1/18

We Miss You Daddy. We Miss Your Stories. Your Light, Still Shines.


Estelle and Richard Williamson posted on 1/1/18

Lisa and Tina and Hansoo, We know you will miss John, and that all of you worked hard to make sure his last years were as comfortable as possible. It is an honor to accompany those approaching their Homegoing, even though it is often very frustrating as well. May you rest in the knowledge you did everything possible. I love that I’ve gotten to know your father through your many sharings about him. Peace and serenity to you all.


Tina schwartz posted on 1/1/18

God bless u and your wonderful family


Kim Brooks posted on 12/31/17

I'm so very sorry for loss. Thoughts/prayers of comfort for your family during this time.


Maria Annunziata posted on 12/31/17

Lisa Another angel went to heaven Know that I’m praying for you and your family I love you We all do From Maria. Tony. Annunziata TJ Jarrad and baby Nathan.