-Jesse Dylan James
Obituary for Jesse Dylan James.
He was a wonderful Christmas present arriving on December 16 in 2002. Jeremy and Jennifer gave him a name from family and from poetry, Jesse Dylan. Jesse’s great-grandfather, Jesse James, was 96 and rejoiced for his namesake.
As the firstborn son, Jesse was doted on by family and friends. His quiet demeanor in public was countered by a gregarious spirit at home and with friends. Those who knew him well appreciated his gentleness, care for others, and a spirit of kindness to all.
Jesse was very quick-witted and responsive to others. His parents agree that he was “one-of-a kind” who could discover brilliant ideas. He loved to read and had a love for many music types. These preferences gave him the tools needed to write with clarity and finesse. Jesse was also a poet.
At home, Jesse enjoyed baseball, fishing, and golf. Jesse loved to go fishing with his dad on the Little Red, and was proud when he caught a bigger trout than Jeremy. At the hands of his dad, Jesse and his brother Jonas were avid golfers, especially when a driver connected with that special click.
Like many his age (and like his dad) he enjoyed video games, but went a step further — he liked to write code for them. His computer-coding abilities went far beyond his age. He loved Marvel Comics!
Jesse transitioned to Searcy High School six weeks ago. An “A” was a typical grade for him in school. He loved his participation in the Searcy High Marching Band as a trumpet player. He was a member of the chess club and had many good friends.
He attended Westview Missionary Baptist Church, AWANA at First Baptist Church, West Race Baptist Church, and College Church. He was also a member of K-Life youth center. He accepted Jesus as his Savior in 2015.
His family will miss him dearly, especially Jennifer, Jeremy and his younger brother Jonas (11). Grandparents who will always remember him are Delton and Michele Wyatt and Mike and Beth James and one great-grandfather, Gordon Hogan. Deceased grandparents are Arnold & Edna Wyatt, Amos & Rena Sue Sinquefield, Jesse & Lona Mae James and Jane Hogan.
Aunts and Uncles include Jennifer & Aaron Green, Jessica & Cliff Collins, Jonathan & Jenna James, Brittany & Mike Clark, Kim & David Bridgforth, Jonathan & Vanessa Wyatt and David Wyatt. Jesse will be missed by all of his 17 first cousins and many other family and friends.
Visitation will be at Powell Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, and the funeral will be at West Race Baptist Church at 2:00 pm on Friday. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.