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Jesse H. Frisby, Jr.

Jesse H. Frisby, Jr.
  • August 9, 1943 - November 27, 2016
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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EAST PEORIA ~ Jesse Harold Dean Frisby, Jr., 73, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria.

Born August 9, 1943 in Peoria to to Jesse Harold Dean and Margaret Marie (Warren) Frisby, Sr., he married Kathleen May Allen on November 6, 1965 in Peoria County. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Surviving are his wife of East Peoria; three sons, Darrell Dean Frisby and Dennis Dwayne Frisby, both of East Peoria and Darren (Casey) Frisby of Creve Coeur; five grandchildren, Corey, Courtney, Christopher, Katie and Kyle; one great-grandson, Liam; one sister, Karen Davis of Sunnyland and one brother, James L. Frisby of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister.

Jesse served in the United States Air Force.

He had worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in Morton as a storage control man for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He later was a school bus driver for District 102 in Marquette Heights, retiring in 2007.

A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jeese was a known by many as a jokester who enjoyed fishing and the kids on his bus route.

Jesse was a longtime member of New Covenant Church of God in Mapleton and UAW Local 974.

His visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. There will be no services. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. Burial will be at a later date at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com