Jesse Franklin Israel, Jr moved from Earth to Heaven on December 12,2020.
His service will be held sometime in January at the Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery. A
memorial will be held in Georgia at the Williams-Israel Cemetery at a future date when the
family will be able to gather.
Jesse was born May 13, 1947 in Americus, Georgia. He grew up in Dawson, Georgia and was a
country boy at heart. In his school years in Dawson, he was known for his fun-loving attitude, his
love for his friends, and the many pranks he pulled. After high school, he left Georgia to go to
Tulsa Oklahoma to attend Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. From Spartan he
received his pilot's license. There he met and married Barbara Fern Hallum Jesse and Barbara
had three sons whom they loved dearly. A few years after they married, Jesse joined the Air
Force. He spent 20 years in the Air Force and traveled much of the world setting up Air Force
Communications. He served in the Gulf War. Jesse served fourteen of his twenty years at
Elemendorf AFB (now Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.). His wife, Barbara, died in Alaska in
1985 and in 1989 Jesse married Linda Sue Stafford. After retiring from active duty, he worked
remote radar sites for an Air Force Contractor. Through that job, he got to explore many parts of
Alaska. In 2013, the family moved to Nampa, Idaho.
Jesse was a fun-loving person, with a kind heart who could make anyone feel at home. He liked
to hunt and fish, travel, and to spend time with his many friends. Jesse could talk almost anyone
into to doing anything and made many a stranger feel like they were very special.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, his sons from his first marriage, Jesse F Israel, III, Nicholas
Israel (Ruth) and Michael Israel. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Levi and
Paige. Jesse was blessed to have a wonderful family and he is survived by his sisters, Annelle
Carden, Priscilla (Russell) Smith and brother David Thomas (Elizabeth) Israel. His parents,
Jesse F Israel, Sr. and Ellen (Carr) Israel preceded him in death.
He was much loved and will be greatly missed. If you wish to memorialize his life, please do an
act of kindness for someone who would appreciate it.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Nampa Funeral Home- Yraguen Chapel,415 1ih
Avenue, Nampa, ID 83651. The website is: https:// www.nampafuneralhome.com
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