OBITUARY

Jesse J. Crigger Jr.

April 26, 1947October 2, 2021
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Jesse J. Crigger, Jr., 74, Kansas City, Kansas passed away October 2, 2021. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 7, 2021 with a visitation beginning at 1:00 PM at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Interment will be immediately following in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Jesse was born on April 26, 1947 in Twyla, Kentucky to Jesse, Sr. and Mary (Vaughn) Crigger. He was a proud Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving for the 23rd Infantry Division, (Americal) and was honorably discharged in January, 1971.

After Jesse got out of the Army, he went to work doing odd jobs, and started working for GM in 1976 and retired from there after 24 years. After retirement he was able to travel to many wonderful areas and see the country.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Juanita Simpson, Audrey Satomi, Winifred Snow, Geneva Williams; and brother, Harry Crigger.

Survivors include wife, Susan; sons, James (Gina) and Scott; six grandchildren, James, Jr., Ashley, Brock, Hailee, Jessica, and Aaron; one great grandchild, Weston; one brother, Verlin; and special friend, Arlene.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gary Armentrout
  • Jerry Armentrout
  • Bob Armentrout
  • Brock Crigger
  • James Crigger
  • Nick Armentrout
  • Josh Ray, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul Williams, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

Memories

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Linda Cockrum

October 7, 2021

Krisna Harleman

October 6, 2021

I love you uncle. So many childhood memories include you and aunt Susan. The bbq’s, the fireworks and hey uncle Jesse is here❤️ I know your with grandmommy and granddaddy now. Rest easy Jesse until we see you again.

Charles Cockrum

October 5, 2021

I remember the good times we had spending time at Treasure Lake resort in Branson RV'ing with Jessie and Susan.My wife Linda and I once took a trip together to Washington state with Jessie and Susan in their fifth wheel,me sharing driving duties with Jessie.I think I drove a little too fast at times,probably making Susan and Linda a little nervous.We broke down near Winslow Arizona and spent a couple of nights at the Dreamcatcher rv park,while waiting for parts to get us back on the road again. We made it home safely,and had fun along the way.Jessie was truly a good friend,who would do anything for you.We will miss him terribly!!
Chuck and Linda Cockrum

susie sutton

October 5, 2021

Jesse you will always be remembered always by your smile !! Growing up with you was always fun !! Wish you could have came and visited with us here in Fort Wayne !! There are so many memories I guess the funniest was when you tried to teach me to ride a bike and I landed in moms rose garden !! I remember the farm in Peculiar and all the good times there !! Uncle Jesse used to walk us to school every day when we lived in the City !! So so many good times !! I will miss you dearly !! Susie Sutton your cousin !!

Jan and Mick Lero

October 4, 2021

Jessie was a very special friend to us. We met at the lake when he was still living there. About 20 years ago. I remember sitting around campfires, him with coffee in his hand, sharing stories. We stayed in contact throughout the years after he started traveling. We will miss him terribly.

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