Gale Edward Jessee, 90, of Monterey passed away, Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home.
He was born June 9, 1927, in Wise County, a son of the late George Washington and Hettie (Wheatley) Jessee.
On October 21, 1961 he married Rebecca “Susie” Lynn (Sullenberger) Jessee.
Gale was a member of Highland Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and former church deacon and enjoyed participating in 31 mission trips all over the United States, Africa and Mexico. Mr. Jessee was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was owner and operator of Monterey Auto Parts, as well as a member of the Highland Masonic Lodge #110. Gale will be remembered as a kind, generous man who loved his God and church.
Mr. Jessee the last member of his immediate family, being predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Gail Price of Franklin, W.Va., Robin Hewitt and husband, Todd of Occoquan, Terri Puffenbarger and husband, Doug of Blue Grass and Paula Tate of Roanoke; two sons, Thomas Jessee of Texas and David Jessee of Monterey; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Highland Baptist Church at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 with the Revs. Mark S. Davis and Jerry Ginn officiating. Inurnment will follow in Monterey Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the committal service during a meal of fellowship at Highland Baptist Church.
Friends in attendance will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Monterey Cemetery, c/o Nancy Sweitzer, 228 Triple Oak Lane, Hot Springs, Va. 24445.