Funeral service for Jesse Jacob Athey Jr., 81, Midwest City, OK, will be 2 pm, Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Overbrook Cemetery.
Mr. Athey died Monday, October 28, 2013, at Sienna Extended Care and Rehab Center, in Midwest City, OK.
He was born May 18, 1932, in Lakeview, KS, the son of Jesse Sr. and Erma Desque Athey.
Mr. Athey enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War.
He married Bonnie Grammer on Feb 28th, 1958 in Lawrence KS. She preceded him in death in 2008. They were happily married for 50 years.
Survivors include three children; Bonnita Ann and husband John Albert Disch Jr., Oklahoma City, OK, Jeffery Scott and wife Jeanette L. Athey, Oklahoma City, OK , Anthony O’Neal and wife Jo Lynn Athey, Sapulpa, OK. three grandchildren; Timothy Scott and wife Sara E. Athey, Shannon Victoria Disch, John Albert Disch Jr., all of Oklahoma, OK, three great grandchildren; Charity Rose Athey, Josiah David Athey, John Albert Disch Jr.’s son, Liam. Timothy and Sara are expecting another baby in Jan 2014..
He is preceded in death by his wife Bonnie, his parents; Jesse Sr. and Erma Athey, two brothers; Ed and Don.
Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6-7:30.
The family suggest memorials to the Jesse Jacob Athey Jr. memorial fund sent in care of the funeral home.