Jesse Russell Gunnels, 74, Rochester, and formerly of Robertsdale, Ala., and Mentone, passed at 5:40 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester, Ind.
Jesse was born on June 27, 1947, in Maytown, Kentucky to the late William and Ruth (Ousley) Gunnels. On Dec. 24, 1966, in Clintwood, Va., he married Judith K. Click, who preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 2010. He then married Sandra (Kopecy) Parker on Aug. 20, 2010 in the Biblical Gardens of Warsaw, she survives.
He is survived by his wife Sandy Gunnels of Rochester; daughters: Yavonna and husband John Dotson of Silver Lake; Aggie and husband David Prater of Mentone; Angela and husband Mark Hancock of Rochester; a son, Jesse T. and wife Kia Gunnels of Mentone; grandchildren: Christopher, Seth, and Emily Dotson, Zachary and Noah Prater, Alycia and Justin Porter, and Mia, Sophina, Olivia, twins Jesse Lee and Carter Alan Gunnels; great grandchildren Selah and Bowman Russell Dotson and Remington and Finley Dotson; a brother, James and wife Sandra K. Gunnels of Mentone; sisters: Lilly Brown of Macy and Ellen and husband Danny Slone of Kentucky.
Hartzler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.