Mr. James was a civil service employee at Scott Air Force Base, working as a supervisor in the tire shop. He was an avid baseball fan, loved playing cards, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was loved by all who knew him.
Jesse had a large family including his wife, Thelma, nee McGinnis, James, who died in 1987;
his parents, William Benton and Nellie, nee Sell, James;
his children, Billy Joe Bittle, Jack (JoAnn) Bittle, Dorothy Williams, and Ann (Bill) Dodson;
siblings, Ada James, Viola James, Oscar James, Edward James, Theodore James, Leona James, James James, Reva James, Cecil James, and Robert James;
11 grandchildren, Jeff Williams, Sheila Satterthwaite, Jack Bittle, Shawn Bittle, McKenzie Campbell, Lucian Bittle, Anya Bittle, Rhonda Hertal, Dale Dodson, Lynda Garcia, and Steve Dodson;
and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at a later date. According to Jesse’s wishes, he donated his remains to science.