Jessie’s life began June 6, 1950, in Arkansas. He grew up in Arkansas and work brought him to Michigan where he made his home.

Jessie worked as a truck driver and farmer raising vegetables and hogs. He loved everything about being outside: riding his tractor, cutting firewood, hunting, and raising his animals. If Jessie wasn’t home farming you could find him taking his dog for a drive to the gas station for a treat.