Ollie R. Jessie, age 88, left this world for his Heavenly home on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Ollie was born on June 12, 1930, in Adair County, KY, to William M. and Eva R. (England) Jessie. He married Alma on September 14, 1952. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ollie retired in 1992 from DSM Engineering Plastics after 30 years. He owned his lawnmower repair business for over 30 years.

Ollie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a brilliant repairman who could fix just about anything. Ollie was an honest, hardworking man of great integrity. He was known as “The Lawnmower Man.” Ollie loved the Lord. He and Alma are long-time members of Vann Avenue Baptist Church.

Ollie is loved and adored beyond measure. He was a hero to Shannon and her boys. His humor, selflessness and caring nature will live on in our beautiful memories.

Ollie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Alma; his daughter, Shannon Curtis (Patrick); his grandsons, Zachary, Joshua, Luke, and Andrew Curtis; many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Ollie is preceded in death by his parents, William and Eva Jessie; a sister, Marion Wisdom; and a brother, Ovie Jessie.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Dr. Reverend Larry Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Private at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until service time, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Vann Avenue Baptist Church at 2608 Vann Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.

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