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Donald Wayne Jessie

March 26, 1943 ~ January 22, 2017 (age 73)

Donald Wayne Jessie, 73, of Columbia, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 5:40 P.M. at his home.

He was born March 26, 1943, in Metcalfe County, to the late Herman & Mattie Frances Romines Jessie.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Padgett; brothers-in-law, William Franklin, Jim Isaac Franklin & Carlos Bragg; and sister-in-law, Ima Jessie.  He was a member of White Oak Community Church and a farmer.

Survivors Include: 

His Wife – Viola Franklin Jessie of Columbia

One Son – Tommy (Ramona) Franklin of Columbia

One Daughter – Shelia (Tony) Franklin of Columbia

Two Brothers – Edward (Martha) Jessie of Edmonton & James (Vicky) Jessie of Gradyville

Two Sisters – Linda (Austin) Bragg & Connie (Danny) Phelps both of Edmonton

11 Grandchildren & Several Great-Grandchildren

One Aunt – Lucille Romines Fields

Two Brothers-in-law – Rev. Davis (Doris) Franklin & Woodrow (Jeanette) Franklin

One Sister-in-law – Dolly Bragg

Special Friend – Jack Morgan

Special Caregiver – Jane Potts

Several Nieces & Nephews also survive 

Funeral Service – Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Conover officiating

Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery

Visitation after 5:00 P.M. Wednesday

Casket Bearers – Anthony Franklin, Josh Franklin, Justin Hancock, Ricky Franklin, Jeremy Franklin & Tony Franklin

Honorary Casket Bearers – Steve Bragg, Jonathan Jessie & Austin Bragg

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


 Service Information

January 25, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
January 26, 2017

11:00 AM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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