Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

May 12, 2014

DONALD K. JESSIE SR. [Cumberland]

— CUMBERLAND — Donald Kay Jessie Sr., 65, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home.

Born Dec. 10, 1948, in Piedmont, W.Va., Mr. Jessie was the son of the late Richard Jessie and Helen (Finley) Jessie. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Jessie; and a brother-in-law, George Dokes, Sr.

A United States Army veteran during the Vietnam Era, Mr. Jessie was a former construction worker and chef.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joyce Ann Jessie; his sons, Donald Jessie, Jr., Blacksburg, Va., Vance Jessie and wife, Julie, Donald R. Jessie, all of Cumberland, Danny Jessie and wife, Deanna, Blacksburg, Va., Maurice Jessie, Darren Graham, and David Kesler, all of Cumberland; and his daughters, Tianna Jessie, Dawn Jessie, both of Cumberland, Tia Weneck and husband, Rob, Pottstown, Pa., Tamela Page and husband, Tim, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Melinda Wade and husband, Marty, Winston-Salem, N.C. He also leaves behind his brothers, Rick Jessie and wife, Dee, Wanzel Jessie and wife, Jen, Kenzel Jessie, Leslie Jessie and wife, Debbi, and Greg Jessie and wife, Kay; his sisters, Ruby Redman and husband, Vernon, Shirley Dokes, and Shelby Jessie; as well as 55 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon, with a funeral service beginning at noon with Pastor Darrin Mency and Elder Helen Mency officiating.

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