Jesse L. Remer, 89 of Gillespie, died at his residence on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 9:30 p.m. He was born on November 13, 1930, in Gillespie to Leo Remer and Lucy (Kelly) Remer. He married Delores B. (Harris) Remer on October 15, 1949, in Pocahontas, AR. She preceded him in death on May 5, 2018.
He was a structural steelman for Laclede Steel. Jesse loved carpentry, bowling, and being with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Jess (Gail) Remer of Gillespie, Diana (Bill) Hayes of Gillespie, and Steve (Kristina) Remer of Mt. Olive; grandchildren, Mark (Angela) Hayes of Gillespie, Michael (Kara) Hayes of Benld, Jamie Remer of Gillespie, Jason Remer of Gillespie, Kelly (JQ) Halteman of Gillespie, Jessica (Tim) Reid of Gillespie, Blaine (Heather) Remer of Fort Hood, TX, Nathan (Crystal) Remer of Mt. Olive, and Jared (Companion, Ruby) Remer of Gillespie; great-grandchildren, Ashlen, Blake, Nolan, Randi, Ethan, Jered, Mikala, Addie, Zane, Jacob, Brenna, Quinn, Degan, Kayleigh, Matthew, Cora, Drew, Stella, and Frank; and great-great-grandchild, Thea.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; grandson, Jeremy Scott Remer; and siblings, Berdina, Elmer, James, Raymond, Geraldine, Edna and Garnett.
Family services will be held with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be made to GHS Sports Boosters or Gillespie Benld Ambulance Service. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.