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Clinton Holms Jessee

November 26, 1936 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 81)
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Clinton Jessee, known to all his friends as simply “Jessee”, 81, passed away December 6, 2017 after a hard-fought illness.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, long-standing member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 100 and Teamsters Local Union 639.

Clinton is survived by his two brothers, Carlos James Jessee and Roy Warren Jessee; his four children, Rhonda Goswick (husband Larry Goswick), Dianna Jessee, Gary Jessee (wife Cathy Jessee) and Scott Jessee (wife Stacey Jessee); six grandchildren, Terra Goswick, Kylie Howard, Scotty Jessee, Shawn Jessee, Lisa Sullivan and James Curry; and four great-grandchildren, Landon, Joey, James and Bradley.

Clinton thoroughly enjoyed nature and the outdoors.  He loved to hunt, fish and breathe in the fresh air.  He would wake up each and every day of the week just before the sun crested and would be off to the woods for at least a two-mile walk.  He could tell you all about the wildlife, behavior and habits of various animal species.  Nothing frightened him about a walk alone in the woods.  It is there he found the most peace and tranquility.  He loved birds and his two pet parakeets.  He built, designed, painted and hung numerous birdhouses in the trees of his wooded back yard and yes, fed them too.  In fact, while away from home over two months fighting his illness, his family chose to follow his heart and continue putting out food for the birds to enjoy as part of the routine of caring for his home in his absence.  He was also an outstanding cook.  He loved coming home from his early morning walks and enjoying a steaming cup of coffee, hot homemade country breakfast and reading the daily hard copy Washington Post.  Last, but not least, he thoroughly enjoyed the hobby of selling used golf balls and “shooting-the-breeze” with old and new friends. 

He was endeared and loved by many who will miss his unique and down-to-earth personality.  He has reached his final destination and no doubt resting peacefully in God’s great Kingdom.  

Clinton was a thrifty man and the family believes he would most desire a donation to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.





















































 Service Information

December 14, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A.
313 Talbott Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707

Interment following with Military Honors
December 18, 2017

1:00 PM
Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Crownsville
1122 Sunrise Beach Road
Crownsville, MD 21032

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