MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY - Gordon Jessup, 78 of Greenville, KY died Friday morning December 16, 2011 at 4:20 a.m. at his home after a lengthy illness. Gordon was born September 14, 1933 in Greenville, KY the son of Edgar Jessup and Loyce Latham Jessup. He was a member of Greens Chapel General Baptist Church and was an Army Veteran. Gordon was a retired UMWA coal miner having worked in mines in Kentucky, and Montana. He was a carpenter and plumber and worked in oil field as a driller in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1st wife Sue Mitchell Jessup in 1983.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 27 years; Louise Boren Sweeney Jessup of Greenville, KY; 2 sons Terry Gordon (Nena) Jessup and John Michael Jessup of Greenville, KY; Daughter Susan Michelle (Phillip) Lyons of Greenville, KY; Grandchildren Jessica (Reece) Vincent, Amanda Nelson, and Trula (Ken) Pryor
Great-grandchildren Reece, Isaac, and Jacob; 4 step-sons Maurice (Kay) Sweeney and John Mark (Rhonda) Sweeney of Greenville, KY; Michael (Freda) Sweeney of Livermore, Ky. and Rocky Sweeney of Bremen, KY; 2 step-daughters Linda (Barry) Lile and Lana (Kenny) Dennis of Greenville, KY; 8 step-grandchildren 12 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon December 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY by Rev. Darren Pentecost with burial to follow with Military Honors at Greens Chapel Cemetery Greenville, KY.
Friends may call Monday morning December 19, 2011 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY after 10:00 a.m. until funeral time.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net.
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