Estil Jessee, 87, of Columbia died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at T. J. Health Columbia. Born in Metcalfe County he was the son of the late Carver and Nellie Estes Jessee.
Mr. Jessee was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church serving as the oldest Usher for several years and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a truck driver for Shell Oil Co. and a farmer. He loved his tractor and being involved with tractor shows in the area, winning many awards.
Survivors include his wife Gladys Davis Jessee and a step-daughter Jane Reed both of Columbia. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Lewis Jessee, a brother Autrice Jessee and a sister Beatrice Hagan.
Funeral services will be 12:00pm Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday after 9:00am at the funeral home.
Bro. Paul Patton will be officiating and pallbearers Bradford Bailey, John Ballou, Wendell Jessee, Tony Jessee, Daryl Bradshaw, Donnie Bennett and James Allen Coomer.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Green River Animal Shelter or the Adair County Family Resource Center. Donations may be left at the funeral home.