Jeffery Wayne Allen, 56, Big Long Lake, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his residence.
He was born December 2, 1957, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Roman and Dorothy (Jackson) Allen.
He was a graduate of South Side High School in Fort Wayne and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of VFW Post 857 in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Kendallville American Legion Post 86, and Kendallville Eagles Post 985.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Rae (Spillner) Allen, Big Long Lake; one son, Benjamin Allen, Huntertown; one daughter, Jessica (Andy) Christman, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three stepsons, William (Tina) Wilson, Waterloo, Ind., Matthew Wilson, Kendallville, Ind., and Christopher (Jamie) Wilson, Kendallville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, Nikholas, Hannah, Jordan, Aiva, Quentin, Rowan, Albany, Evan, Chloe, and Evelyn; two brothers, Jack Allen and Donald Allen, both of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Kathryn (Ronald) Block, North Manchester, Ind., Marsha Houser, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Ramona Tolbert, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Patricia Allen, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frank Allen and Roman Allen II.
Memorial service was held Thursday, May 22, at Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel with Chaplain Jim Piepenbrok officiating.
Online condolences may be sent at www.youngfamilyfuneral home.com.
Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.