Allen James Sweat Jr, “Jimmy,” age 59, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September, 4, 2021 in Gainesville, Fl. Jimmy was born on May 5, 1962 in Tampa, Fl and lived in Saint Augustine, Fl for 12 years before moving to Gainesville. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents Allen James Sweat and Allegra Bailey, his brother Richard, and his sisters Pat, Myra, and Cathleen.
Jimmy served in the Army in his younger years before becoming a carpenter. He later moved on to pursue maintenance and became, as many knew him, a jack of all trades. As an outdoorsman, Jimmy enjoyed boating, fishing, and hunting. At the same time, with his heart of gold, he loved rescuing and rehabilitating wild life. As we all know, his only children had fur. He would give the shirt right off his back for any person or animal that needed help. Jimmy was also an avid gun and knife collector and took great pride in his never ending collection. Aside from these simple pleasures, his true passion in life was spending time with his soul mate, Carol. A three year friendship turned into a fifteen year courtship that lead to a twenty-five year marriage. Whether they were waking up with the sun rise or settling down with the sun set, along with anything in between, you could always find them hand in hand. They were the definition of love and commitment.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Carol Sweat, his sister Minnie Green, his brother-in-laws John Cook, Ugene “Keith” Craig, and Brian Craig. Along with several nieces and nephews.