Richard “Rick” L. Jessie, 61, of Milford passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He was born November 2, 1957 in Iroquois, the son of George and Betty (Brady) Jessie and they preceded him in death in addition to one brother, Jeff and one sister, Sheryl Jessie.

He married Janice Savoree on December 15, 1979 in Gulfport, MS and she survives. He is also survived by two sons, Tracy (Susan) Jessie of Milford and Joseph Jessie of Milford; two daughters, Nechole (Dean) Fisk of Milford and Tasha Bowling of Florida; three sisters, Sharon (William) Clay of Kentland, IN, Marie Lewis of Watseka and Brenda Jessie of Watseka; five brothers, Robert (Sally) Jessie of Vineland, NJ, Donald (Vicki) Jessie of Martinton, James (Lisa) Jessie of Watseka, Michael (Tammy) Jessie of Shipshewana, IN and Timmy (Denise) Jessie of Lafayette, IN; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Rick worked in construction for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, playing cards with his sisters, and also enjoyed when family and friends stopped to visit.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon. Joe Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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