OBITUARY

David Raleigh JESSUP

17 December, 19455 January, 2021

David Raleigh Jessup, 75, of Descanso, California passed away on January 5th, 2021 with his wife and daughter by his side.

David was born on December 17th, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to father Raleigh and mother Betty. He attended Fort Zumwalt High School and graduated in 1965. He played the trumpet in his school band and his church choir. He was often the driver for his high school friends and taught his future wife how to drive.

He was married to Pamela Holstead Jessup on September 23rd, 1967 at Williams Memorial Church in O’Fallon, Missouri. David and Pamela then moved to Chula Vista, California. David was stationed at Ream Naval Airfield in Imperial Beach, California where he was a naval helicopter mechanic.

David was the loving father to two children, son Christopher (Susan) and daughter Audra, and the loving grandfather to four grandchildren, David, Gwendolyn, Madeline, and Jack.

David loved to do many things, including spending time with family, working with his hands, building furniture and birdhouses for his wife, sitting in his backyard enjoying the wildlife, watching NASCAR on television and relaxing with his dog Penny.

David is survived by his wife Pamela, son, daughter, his four grandchildren, brother Kenneth (Naomi) and sister Shirlee.

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Jenifer Johnson

12 January 2021

I met Dave in the early 80's. He hired me to work at Standard Brands. I remember being impressed with his "snappy" style of clothes. He was so professional. He was my favorite boss ever. I had gone back to school and Dave said "if you ever need a job, he would hire me back". True to his word he did. For the past 40 years I have been in the Home Improvement industry, because of Dave.
I found him on Facebook and was planning on taking him to lunch to catch up. Unfortunately covid happened and our lunch didn't happen. I was hoping to tell him what a incredible boss he was. I was going to tell him that I respected him and was forever grateful for giving me my start. You will be missed and I am sorry we weren't able to get together. My deepest sympathy to Pam, and family.

Judy Alvarez

12 January 2021

In moving next door to the Jessup family, you immediately knew what good neighbors are. I’ll never forget Dave zipping across my driveway on his riding mower to cut the knee high weeds on adjoining property or if a car pulled into my driveway he didn’t recognize when I wasn’t home, Dave would be there instantly asking who they were and why they were there to make sure it was ok. He was always so willing to share his knowledge of local history with us too as well as how to fix, who to call, etc. So sad that in the last 9 months, our conversations have had to be over the fence. His loss leaves a huge hole in our hearts, Much love and comfort to Pam, Audra and the rest of the family. Extra love from Pancho to Penny.

Stan Cedarleaf

12 January 2021

David was a wonderful friend. Spend many good hours in conversation and sharing. Comfort to Pam and the family.

russell brown

12 January 2021

Dave and i worked together for many years at standard brands paint-he was a friend and a mentor.he taught me a lot about the business and promoted me to store manager.i send good thoughts to Pam and family

Gloria Giboney

11 January 2021

I remember all the times we got together as kids at aunt Betty and Uncle Raleighs house.one of the funniest memories was thanksgiving,my dad and Raleigh fought over last piece of pie,and it ended up going down the wall.aunt Betty was not happy.☺

Karen (Arand) Phillips

11 January 2021

The O'Fallon annual soap box derby was quite the event. I remember well Dad, Uncle Raleigh, David, Kenny and Terry in their quest for the all-important win to get to Akron! The miles have separated us, but the memories are always there. I'm sure Terry and David and Dad and Raleigh are buffing out the final touches on their cars in heaven as mom and Betty cheer them. At least, that's how I like to think of them all. My deepest condolences.

Shaun Travis

11 January 2021

I can remember when Uncle David, Aunt Pam, and Grandpa attended my Marine Corps boot camp graduation. One of the best memories I have. Then we all went out to eat with the whole family. It felt so good having everyone together. I’m glad I have those memories, and will cherish them for the rest of my life. God bless Uncle David ,and his family.....

Cindy Unden

11 January 2021

We love living across the street from David & Pam & Audra here on Highway 79. Some days Dave would walk over for a visit when we were outside. I have a few of his handmade birdhouses that I'll treasure. We will miss his smiling face.

Tina Ludeman

10 January 2021

Dave and his wife Pam liked to camp with us . This was taken at Lake Morena on one of our trips. Of course he had his side kick Penny!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY