Jesse O. Justice
1940 - 2020
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Jesse O. Justice, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend died suddenly Sept. 5, 2020. Jesse was born June 6, 1940 in Fort Pierre, SD, as one of eight children.
He was a military veteran and then drove truck for 50 years before retiring. He loved pinochle, going to the beach, watching cowboy movies and spending time with his faithful companion, Bandit.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Glenda; his children Don, Susan, Bryan, Annette, Debby, Kelli and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy and Peggy, and many nieces and nephews.
Two sons, Don and Jim Beatty, preceded him in death.
Jesse was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to, a local animal support service.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 4, 2020.
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October 9, 2020
I truly loved his honesty - it didn’t matter if I agreed or disagreed with his opinion; his passion for his position is what I always appreciated!
I should mention that he ALWAYS made me his family famous Winter/Fall Chili when I requested it - even during the Spring and Summer. #spoiledme

He knew I was his non-biological daughter and his supportive family friend.
Yolanda Byrd
October 8, 2020
Grandpa Jess was truly a wonderful man. Although I adopted myself into the family, he never once treated me like anything less than his very own granddaughter. I will fondly remember game nights and bbq’s and always feeling at home. And I will never forget how beautifully he decorated his backyard for my bridal shower.
He is very missed but I look forward to giving him a big hug in the new system!
Chy C
October 8, 2020
I am one of Glenda's best friends, because she is loved by many. Every time I would come over and visit , Jesse was so kind and nice to me, and we both had in common how much we loved our dogs, there are furry kids, one of my dog's is called Bandit. I love the way Jesse would take the dogs every day for coffee , Bandit Loved the treats that he would get.
Laura Dobson
October 7, 2020
Grandpa i will cherish all the memories. The times we spent the summer weeks together. Our family vacations together. The fact you where so excited for ruby and the smile I could hear just in your voice when we talked on the phone. Thank you for all the memories I love you please watch over ruby and I until we meet again.
Amber olson
October 7, 2020
Jesse was always a true gentleman whenever I saw him and I know he will be truly missed. My condolences Glenda!
Paul Freyermuth
October 7, 2020
The obituary doesn't begin to tell your story. We had so many adventures, so much love between us, such a big family to love. We've had new babies, weddings, memorials, graduations and many other memories. We have a blended family and yet we treated them all the same. They are not yours or mine, they are ours. I can't wait to see you in the new system. We will have much work to do but will feel so good. No trouble breathing, no bad bones or neuropathy. Won't that be wonderful? I love you and will see you soon when Jehovah cleans this old world.
Glenda Justice
October 5, 2020
BANNNDITTT! I was fortunate enough to talk to Jesse at least once a week. This man came into our family having no idea how crazy some of us were. Okay most of us were crazy. He accepted us and loved us. We drove him nuts he drove us nuts. That's what real family does. We love, we laugh, we cry, we fight, we love harder. Family. I will see you again.
Debby Johnson
October 5, 2020
Jesse made me feel like a daughter at my wedding to Don Beatty when he came and took me on the dance floor for a dance.
Playing cards with Jesse and Sissie was another favorite memory. Love all of you.
Gaylyln Cross
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