Willis Ray Jessie


MOREHEAD - Willis Ray Jessie, age 63, of Fleming Fork Road, Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2007, at his residence.

He was born March 31, 1944, in Carter County, Kentucky, and was the son of the late William Arnold and Mary Madgeline Eden Jessie.

Survivors include two sons, Ricky Ray Jessie of Mansfield, Ohio, and Danny Willis Jessie of Grayson, Kentucky; one daughter, Vicki Renee Jessie of Olive Hill, Kentucky; two brothers, Donald Zack Jessie and Floyd Arnold Jessie, both of Olive Hill, Kentucky; three sisters, Eddie Lee Greenhill, Emily Jewell Black, and Brenda Kay Evans, all of Olive Hill, Kentucky; and four grandchildren, Brandon Slone, Jetta Slone, Chance Jessie and Ryan Jessie. The family extends special thanks to Cheryl Lynn Cozzens.

Mr. Jessie was formerly employed as a painter with Bass Hawk of Roanoke, Virginia, and attended the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dale Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in the Jessie Family Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky.

Pallbearers will be Danny Richmond, John Paul Clay, C. R. Greenhill, Bobby Rivers, Mike Evans, Billy Hugh McGlone and Dan Evans.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2007, and anytime Saturday, December 23, 2007, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

View video tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com 

Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

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