PARMA - Jessie Burton Chalk, 85, died June 14, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center.
Born Sept. 5, 1917, in Paragould, Ark., son of the late Joe and Hattie White Chalk, he lived in Parma since 1956, where he was a tractor mechanic for Ramsey's International before retiring.
On July 11, 1937, at Gideon, he married Hester Wells who preceded him in death on May 30, 2003.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Lee and Teresa Chalk of Portageville; and one grandchild, Bobby Wayne Chalk of Portageville.
One brother, Henry Chalk, also preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Keith Garland of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.