He was born May 14, 1948, in Marley Park, MD.
Jesse was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He is the recipient of 3 purple hearts, the Bronze Star, and numerous other honorable medals and bars. Jesse was a very proud Vietnam Veteran and was passionate about bringing awareness to Vets wherever he could about Agent Orange and its effects.
He attended Gateway Church in Williamsport and served the Lord with all of his heart, here he was known as “The Candy Man.” He spent countless hours sharing his faith and covering those in need with prayer. Jesse shared about Jesus right up until his last hours of life, and even ministered to every nurse, physician, or tech that came to his aid. He expressed his appreciation to everyone and felt comforted in the love he was shown all while encouraging individuals to give their life to the Lord.
Jesse lived out his retirement by going camping and he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Lee (Jackson) Brooks; his children, Michelle and husband, Tim, Paul and wife, Amanda, and Briean and husband, Clinton; his grandchildren, Alyssa, Ava, Connor, Mason, Clinton, and Keirstyn; and a cousin, Russell and his wife, Sandy.
Jesse was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the hospital staff for their love and care given during his illness and passing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Clear Spring, MD 21722.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
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