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Jesse Wayne Lott

U. S. Army (Retired)

January 3, 1945 - September 27, 2012

Jesse Wayne Lott

Surrounded in love by his family and friends, Jesse Wayne Lott, 67, died of cancer in Holcomb, Mississippi on September 27, 2012. Born in Pascagoula, MS on January 3, 1945, he was the only child of Jessie P. and Katherine Pate Lott. He attended local schools in Grenada and Carroll counties and Holmes College where he majored in Pre- Law and Political Science. He continued his education throughout his 22 year military career.

Between semesters while in college, Jesse married Joy Stallings of Cascilla, MS on January 21, 1966. He later joined the Army and served in Viet Nam where his exposure to Agent Orange eventually contributed to his death. Jesse’s duty assignments included Washington, Georgia, California, Germany, and Portland, OR, where he retired and has resided for the past 28 years.

Jesse was a member of Oak Hills Presbyterian Church in Milwaukie. He was passionate about many things, particularly his patriotism, politics and helping anyone in need, especially veterans and the elderly. He was a former candidate for Oregon State Senator and was active in civic and political organizations.

Jesse was predeceased by his father, Jessie P. Lott of Holcomb and two long-time close friends, Bob Crane of Glenns Ferry, Idaho and Col. (Ret) Kenneth Reusser of Portland, OR. Survivors include his mother, Katherine Pate Lott of Grenada, MS, wife, Joy Stallings Lott of Milwaukie, OR, daughter Jessica (Chris) Corbett and their son Jace, all of Grenada, MS. Jesse also leaves a daughter Atlantis Baron and her son, Carter, of Rohnert Park, CA.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Jesse Wayne Lott will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, OR.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Oak Hills Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, OR 97267.