Jessie Gene Ousley, Sr., 62, passed away in his Athens home on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:55 a.m.
Jessie was born on March 21, 1956 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Warren Ousley, Sr. and Fannie (Rose) Ousley. He attended Akron schools and spent most of his adult life in the Akron and Rochester areas.
On July 11, 1987, Jessie and Theresa Prater were joined in marriage by Chad Burkhart in Packerton.
Jessie loved his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed time spent outside hunting and fishing. As a young man, he worked bailing hay and straw. He spent several years in construction before becoming a welder for Par-Kan and Ameri-Can.
Those left with memories to cherish include his wife, Theresa; a son, Jessie Ousley Jr. of Rochester; two step-daughters, Dana Honeycutt of Englewood, Florida and Laurie (Homer) King of Rochester; two step-sons, Joseph (Rebecca) Books of Macy and Jason Honeycutt of Rochester; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren and 4 brothers: Bennie (Nan) Ousley of Macy, Tim Ousley, Jimmy Ousley, and Jeffrey Burns - all of Rochester.
He was preceded in passing by his father, Warren Ousley Sr. and mother, Fannie (Rose) Burns; 2 brothers: Warren Ousley, Jr. and Tommy Ousley; a sister, Renee Cox, and a step-great grandson, Avery.
Friends and family will gather for a time of sharing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24th in Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. A funeral service will follow, beginning at 3 p.m. with Pastor Danny Honeycutt of The House of Prayer officiating.
Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so by donating toward Jessie’s final expense account at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.