J. Allen Kline

1/5/1952 - 8/19/2011
J. Allen Kline
J. Allen Kline, 59, of St. Petersburg, passed away suddenly on Aug. 19, 2011.

He is the former owner of St. Petersburg Termite & Pest Control, Inc. Allen’s life for the last 19 years has revolved around his recovery and helping the still suffering alcoholic and addict. Though many considered him a hero, he was fully aware of his own fragility and shortcomings and devoted his energy to becoming a better man. Allen was a devoted long-term member and DJ of The REBOS Club.

Originally from Fort Washington, MD, Allen was predeceased by his father, Lieutenant Colonel Jack Kline, director of “The President’s Own” Marine Band of Washington, DC, and his wife, Martha Kline. Allen is survived by his long-time life partner Nancy Everhart; sister, Terrill Kline; niece, Jessica Weidner; stepchildren Amanda and Jeremy Booker & Jeffrey and Shannon Longfellow; grandpa to Ezra Booker; and devoted father to his beloved, loyal canine companion, Calvin Kline.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 25th at 4pm with a party immediately following at Civitan Beach Club, 18604 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Please feel free to bring a covered dish.

David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg is serving the family.

Online Condolences
From: Dan & Starla Hermes   St. Petersburg
Relationship:  Buddy

Nancy, You know how much I loved Allen and we are so sad for your loss. Words cannot express it. Allen will live on in the rooms of AA, that you can be sure of. We love you Nancy and please know we are here for you.
Sent:  8/23/2011
From: Arlene Iroff Ahern   Santa Barbara CA
Relationship:  BEST PALS

Dear Nancy,Terri,Jessica and family. My heart is breaking,I send you my prayers and my wonderful memories of AK. I loved him with all my heart. What a great ride, huh AK. Keep on rockin and rolling. Love, AFaye.
Sent:  8/23/2011
From: Maria Smart   St. Petersburg Florida
Relationship:  Friend

I'm am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Kline was a very nice and Humble man. He always greeted me with a smile when he came into the Bank.
Sent:  8/23/2011
From: Brent Woodall   Winchester
Relationship:  friend / Bayou Brother

All who knew Al love him. My sincere condolences to his family. I am proud to have called him a friend for all these years. Love ya "Uncle AL" Brent
Sent:  8/24/2011
From: Barbara & Danny Hayes   Saint Petersburg Florida
Relationship:  Friend

Dear Nancy, We keep you close to our hearts & in our prayers at this most difficult & painful time. Allen will be truely missed by so many. He had a grace about him. Please know that if there is anything we can do to help ease your burden now, or in the future, we are here for you.
Sent:  8/24/2011
From: Donna Lewis Embick   Chatsworth Georgia
Relationship:  Boss/Friend/Helper

Oh my, I wonder how many words they will allow me to write, cause i could fill this with so many memories of you, Allen...You would help me from all my problems I would have, and always have me laughing, leaving your office...how you loved your sister! When you would talk of her, your whole face would light up, and watching that, i became closer to my family. I see people using "hero"...you sure were! I will hold a special place in my heart always for you Allen...you and Rick were like brothers to me...and now both are gone...I love you Allen, and i know your in good hands now!! And that we will all see you again! See you then my Friend!
Sent:  8/24/2011
From: Sandra E. Harbor   St. Petersburg, FL.
Relationship:  Friend

I don't know why it seems so important to tell people that you love them, but I sure hope you knew how much I love you Allen. And how much I love how you love. Your Nancy, your sister Terri, your friends... And I hope you know how much you are, and will be missed. We'll see you.... Hugs.
Sent:  8/24/2011
From: Anne& Joe Canali   Saint Petersburg Florida
Relationship:  friends/neighbor

Dear Nancy, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Allen was a great neighbor who always made time to help everyone, and you didn't even have to ask. What a great soul.
Sent:  8/24/2011
From: booker  
Relationship:  Family

We will miss you. Love Ezra, Amanda, and Jeremy
Sent:  8/25/2011
From: Buddy Bonner   Nashville NC
Relationship:  Friend from school and the Bayou

Allen was a true good friend. I have great memories of the old days. I've been trying to locate him for years and am very sorry to find him in this way. You will never be forgotten.
Sent:  8/26/2011
From: Donna Channey   Bradenton Florida
Relationship:  long time family friend

I met Allen in Ft. Washington, Md. I had just moved in the neighborhood and was befriended by Doug Dix and was introduced to Allen. We became close friends and had a high school experience that is worthy of a movie like Ferris Beuller's Day Off. Whenever we got together, it was just as fun to recount all those crazy days. But more than that, his home was always open to all of us. I was fortunate to know and love his parents and his beautiful and talented sister, Terri. I am so glad that Allen made his way, on this long walk of life, to find recovery....and grateful to all that helped him to learn to live every day and be the person he was born to be. He will always have a place in my heart and mind. To this day....I can see his face, always making fun, when I try to be serious. He was always genuinely happy to see me and any of our mutual friends. My heart goes out to all who loved him, he will be missed. Rest in peace my dear friend and say Hi to Aunt Martha and Daddy Jack for me.
Sent:  8/28/2011
From: Tabbitha and William Adams   Pinellas Park Florida
Relationship:  Friends

Although we did not get to know him as well as others he made a significant impact on our family simply through trust and kindness.. Thank you
Sent:  8/30/2011
Relationship:  FRIEND

Sent:  8/31/2011
From: Paula Metzler   Indianapolis Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

Nancy I am not sure if you even remember me... I was lost when I was so Blessed to fall into to the rooms of REBOS. You and Allen were always good to me... It was a long time before I even realized you and Allen were a couple. In our recovery making that time we need is absolute... Allens' example taught me so much... His kind heart towards everyone was always a delight to catch a few minutes to talk was always encouraging. Allen I am so Grateful you had handed me a Green Bucket of paint when REBOS door needed painted.... He taught me - I need to keep it Green. Ironically 2 weekly later, I was very frustrated still a newbeeie and was ready to all but throw my hands up and say "I give up..." I came to the GREEN DOOR... I made me realize I didn't want to be back out there... I stopped and asked for help. My son found his way into the rooms of recovery also, and may I add, how grateful I was to hear Allen and my son had become friends. Thank you Allen for being there for the most important person in my world. My Son just told me today about your passing... I told him, Allen will be watching over him. I know he has earned his wings. I am very certain Allen has huge angel wings... if they are sized by the kind of person we are when we are here on earth. Nancy my thoughts and prayers go to you... also of family and other friends too. My heart has been saddened today of knowing of our loss of Allen. Allen you willbe loved and live forever in our memories. May God Bless you, He Blessed us with you touching our lives.
Sent:  10/13/2011