Jesse Lott

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Jesse Wayne Lott, U. S. Army (Retired)

January 3, 1945 - September 27, 2012

HOLCOMB, MS - Jesse Wayne Lott, 67, died of cancer in Holcomb, Mississippi on September 27, 2012. Born in Pascagoula, MS on January 3, 1945, he was the only child of Jesse P. and Katherine Pate Lott. He attended local schools in Grenada and Carroll counties and Holmes College where he majored in Pre-Law and Political Science.

Jesse married Joy Stallings of Cascilla, MS and later joined the Army. He served in Viet Nam where his exposure to Agent Orange eventually contributed to his death. In 1984, Jesse was transferred to Portland, OR, where he resided for the past 28 years.

Jesse was a member of Oak Hills Presbyterian Church in Milwaukie. He was passionate about many things, particularly his patriotism, politics and helping those in need. He was a former candidate for Oregon State Senator and was active in various civic and political organizations.

His father, two longtime friends, Bob Crane of Glenns Ferry, Idaho and Col. (Ret) Kenneth Reusser of Portland, OR predeceased Jesse. Survivors include his mother, Katherine Pate Lott of Grenada, MS, wife, Joy Lott of Milwaukie, OR, daughters Jessica (Chris) Corbett and their son Jace, of Grenada, MS and Atlantis Baron and her son, Carter, of Rohnert Park, CA.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Jesse Lott will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, OR.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Oak Hills Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 15, 2013
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