Jesse Monroe Roundtree, 90, of Hodgenville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his home on Dangerfield Road.
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Jesse was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to all. He was a member of Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church, retired from the U.S. Army, where he achieved the rank of sergeant first class with the 76th Division Infantry. After a distinguished 21-year career, Jesse received numerous medals and commendations including: the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the World War II Victory Ribbon and Medal. In addition to World War II, Jesse also served in the U.S. National Guard Reserve during the Korean Conflict. He also retired from Phillip Morris in Louisville.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, William Bradley and Ivy House Roundtree; two sisters, Antha Ellen Boston and Aline Kirk; two brothers, Ervin Roundtree and William Roundtree; his stepmother, Daisy Lee Ragland Roundtree; three stepsisters; and a stepbrother.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Louise Brewer Roundtree; a son, Jesse Daniel (Donna) Roundtree Sr. of Fairdale; two grandsons, Jesse Daniel (Kayla) Roundtree Jr. and David Lee (Cheryl) Roundtree all of Fairdale; a great-grandson, Rylan Roundtree; a great-granddaughter, Jordon Roundtree; three stepgreat-grandchildren; three special children Jesse and Louise help raise, Katie Curry, Shirley Hensley and Sonny Warren, all of Louisville; a sister, Irene Thompson of Frankfort; a brother, James (Loretta) Roundtree of Shepherdsville; and two stepbrothers, J.C. (Naomi) Ragland of Hodgenville and Harold (Mary) Ragland of Bowling Green.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Brothers Wallace Votaw, Paul Roundtree and Cory Murashige officiating. Burial with full military honors follows at Mount Tabor Cemetery in Buffalo.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and continues after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home
208 West Water Street Hodgenville, KY 42748
Published in The News-Enterprise on Aug. 9, 2014