Originally published Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 08:28p.m.

James R. Jessee was born in South Gate, California, and died in Prescott, Arizona, on Dec. 4, 2018. A private cremation will be held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory. Please visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family.