Jack Devon Jessup

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Jack Devon Jessup was born on October 22, 1930, in Greenfield, Ind., to Homer and Mabel Jessup. He passed on from this life Saturday, April 24, 2021, at his home in Branson, with his wife Sandy of 66 years by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings: John Wayne Jessup, Alice Leary, Janet Sipe, Lucille McGauley and Peg Elsbury.

Jack and Sandy have five children: Lori Beth, Jack DeWayne, Teresa Kay, Jon Douglas, Jeffrey Daniel. They have enjoyed 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. After working as a draftsman for over a decade he was called by God into the full time ministry and moved his family from Greenfield, Ind., to Joplin Mo. in 1966, where he attended and graduated from Ozark Bible College in 1971. He served as the minister in Christian Churches in Okay and Welch Oklahoma, Ligonier Indiana, Washington and Monett, Mo. Retiring from the ministry in 1991, Jack and Sandy later moved to the Branson area. Jack loved living in Branson and was known by many as the “singing cashier” at the Hard Luck Diner for 15 years.

Jack and Sandy have been active members at First Christian Church in Kimberling City for the past 25 years. Jack was known by countless people across the country as a kind and soft spoken servant of Jesus, always willing to pray with anyone in need no matter their faith or situation. He was committed to his faith and his family until the end of his life and has left a legacy of love that will continue through the lives of his family and the many people he touched.

To honor his life and memory you may give to his memorial fund at First Christian Church at 5 Hilltop Drive in Kimberling City MO 65686. All funds will go to start a Day Care Ministry for children in need.

A Visitation and Viewing will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday April 29 and a Celebration of Life service on Friday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. both held at First Christian Church in Kimberling City. A military burial will be held in Springfield at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m. also on Friday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home Kimberling City, Mo.