Jesse William Surratt(1990 - 2018)

Life long Alaskan Jesse William Surratt walked into the forest at Anchorage, Alaska, on July 15, 2018, following a brief illness. Jesse was born in Anchorage on Feb. 4, 1990, to Beth Kirk and Jay Surratt Jr. A loving son and father, Jesse, at a young age, excelled in sports and became an accomplished athlete, rising to National levels in hockey, taekwondo and baseball.
Quintessentially a true Alaskan, Jesse thrived in the outdoors, enjoying hiking and camping with his mother Beth and daughters, Alexia Nell, 9, and Arabella Jay, 6. He worked at his family's set net site in Kasilof, Alaska, and enjoyed winter sports such as snowmachining, skating and snowboarding. He also spent time working with asphalt and paving companies in Anchorage, as well as being a cook and landscape maintenance worker.
Jesse's life was not without struggles that he sought to overcome and, recently, he started helping others by sharing his life story about those difficulties. A big-hearted man, Jesse always had a mischievous glint in his eye along with his infectious smile. Jesse will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his mother and two beautiful daughters, who loved their father dearly.
Jesse is survived by his mother, Beth Kirk; daughters, Alexia Nell and Arabella Jay; brother, Dustin Surratt; grandmother, Betty Kirk; and uncles and aunts, Todd and Susan Surratt, Dale and Brenda Woodhead and Danny and Barbara Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Surratt Jr.; grandfathers, Jay Surratt Sr. and James Kirk; grandmother, Marilyn Scholtz; and uncle, Garrett Surratt.
A celebration of Jesse's life was held on Aug. 28, 2018, at Abbott Loop Park in Anchorage. Jesse was cremated and his ashes will be spread at his favorite places in Alaska and Hawaii.
"Go to God in Peace Jesse, Turn the Page."

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2018