Gary Jesseph, age 56, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020 at his home.
He was born July 17, 1963 in Wellington, Kansas, the son of Donald Wayne and Clorene (Long) Jesseph.
Gary grew up in Buckner Missouri and received his education at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri. Most of his life was spent traveling the country, working as a foreman for Nowak Construction Company, as one of the first certified operators of a directional drill (Ditch Witch). He was also a member of the Harley Davidson H.O.G. Chapter.
Gary never met a stranger he wasn't willing to help. He brought laughter and excitement to everyone he met. His free spirit and generous nature was infectious to the world around him. His best times were spent traveling with the love of his life on their Harley.
Surviving family members include his mother, Clorene Jesseph of Monett, Missouri; his wife and the love of his life, Amy Smith of Fayetteville, Arkansas; step-daughter, Rachael Smith and her husband Mike and their 2 children, Lillyanne and Ryker of Kansas City, Missouri; his step-son, Mason Glenn and wife Amanda Welsh and their 2 children Daniel and Elaina of Kansas City, Missouri; and his aunt, Vera Rickard of Wellington, Kansas.
Preceding him in death were his father, Wayne Jesseph, his grandparents, Jesse and ViEttia Jesseph, and his maternal grandparents Boyd and Dora Long.
Contributions may be made to Christian Motorcyclists Association in memory of Gary.
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