BLOOMFIELD - Jesse Willard "Jay" Whitledge, 88, died June 10, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born April 5, 1915, in Bloomfield, son of the late Edward and Martha Christian Whitledge, he was a longtime employee of Monarch Feeds in Dexter, retiring in 1977. A lifelong resident of Bloomfield, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and the Bloomfield American Legion.
On Oct. 5, 1940, he married Geraldine McFerron who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Carolyn Brown of Sunrise Beach, Ruth Kem of Jefferson City and Louise Causey of Bloomfield; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Frank Bain will officiate.
Burial will follow in the North Antioch Cemetery at Bloomfield.