John R Jesson passed away peacefully in his home, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Born on June 12, 1929, in Appleton, NY, John was the son of the late Floyd and Minnie Jesson. John married the love of his life, Nancyann Squire, on March 29, 1952, and celebrated 61 years of marriage before her passing in July of 2013. John worked for Sheridan Oil, and Empire Cement, before he retired to start his favorite career as the manager of Akron Airport Jesson Field, owned and operated by Christian Airmen Inc. John enjoyed travelling all over the United States and Canada, whether by car, motorcycle, or by piloting his own plane to visit family and friends, or tour the country, taking a new route every time he hit the road. He loved playing cards, meeting new friends, and talking about his wife and family. John is survived by nine children: Andrew (Wendelyn) Jesson of CA, Rebecca (Paul) Helwig of OH, Cheryl (Craig) Patterson of FL, Sue (late Barry) Meadows of Lockport, Ruth (Frank) Cleere of North Chili, NY, Jule (Jeff) Dieter of Greece, NY, Juanita (Paul) Burke of TN, Timothy (Stephanie) Jesson of NM and John (Miyung) Jesson of TX, and more than 100 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. Interment in Acacia Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Airmen, Inc., or The Great Commission fund of The CMA Church. The family of John Jesson wishes to thank Hospice of Chattanooga, TN.
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