Gordon Bruce Jessee passed away early Sunday morning, April 30, 2023, peacefully at home of natural causes.

He was born on July 4, 1936 in Castlewood, Virginia to William G. and Nannie Jessee. After high school graduation he and his friends joined the United States Air Force where he attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. In 1967 Gordon was assigned to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base in Colorado Springs where he and his family made their home.

Gordon was a member of East United Methodist Church (EUMC), and was a man who loved his God, family, and country. He enjoyed coin collecting, gardening, researching genealogy and watching his sports teams: the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, and Air Force Falcons.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joy, married for 67 years; children: Sharon Liss (Mark), Randall Jessee, Carol Jessee Stallings; grandchildren: Jason Liss (Kimberly), Ryan Liss (Lindsey), Tyler Liss (Brittany), Jonathan Jessee (Anna), Christopher Stallings (Erin), Brendan Stallings; sisters: Peggy LaFoon (B.L.), Hazel Million; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to EUMC in Gordon’s honor or to your charity of choice.

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  1. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for CMSgt Jessee’s distinguished service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693 or raobuckley@gmail.com. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

  2. Karen and I are sad to hear about Uncle Gordon. We both enjoyed visiting with Uncle Gordon, Aunt Joyce, and Randy when we were out west. Back in the day it was a big deal when Gordon and family would come all the way from Colorado to Virginia to visit. The past couple of years I enjoyed our genealogy discussions and I will miss those discussions along with Gordon’s phone calls checking up on us when he saw there was bad weather in Alabama. Scott & Karen Jessee.

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