Jesse W. Wamsley, Sr., 74, of Moberly, passed away peacefully at his home, with his wife, Libby, by his side on Saturday, July 10, 2021. He was born October 31, 1946 in Clarksville, MO, to Truman L. Wamsley and Etha T (Beers) Wamsley.
He is survived by his wife Libby (Headrick) who he married on September 17, 1983. They enjoyed 37 years of an exciting marriage, together raising 8 children, all surviving. Wayne (Norma) Wamsley, Lee (Amy) Wamsley, Michelle (Bill) Scheuring, Tony (Melissa) Wamsley, Bryan (Jill) Davis, Jennifer (Andy) Sunderland, Laura (Robert) Ancell and Jessica (Mackenzie) Wamsley. He was blessed with 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Betty Painter of Missouri, Mother-in-Law Pat Headrick of Moberly and numerous other family and friends.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Lee, Raymond, Coy and Thelma Wamsley, infant Granddaughter Marie Wamsley and Father-in-Law Harold Headrick.
Jesse started his career as a cable lineman in 1966 at just 20 years old. He spent the next 20 years building and gaining knowledge of the Tele communications industry before investing in Mississippi Valley Communications, Inc, which he later became President/Owner. Jesse's history and accomplishments in the cable industry were recently accepted in The Cable Center, a cable TV museum, in Denver, Colorado.
Jesse was always looking for something new and exciting and he and his family started many new business ventures in the Moberly area, including: Fiber-Optic Cable Construction, Internet, Convenience Store and his favorite venture, Bud's Place. After a long day of work you could find him at his round table in the corner with a Miller lite pony and a glass of tomato juice.
In Jesse's downtime he loved being at home on his farm, working in the garage, raising cattle, fishing and mushroom hunting.
An honorary toast in Jesse's honor will be made 6:43pm. Friday, at Bud’s Place.
In lieu of flowers, a tribute gift is appreciated to the Parkinson's Foundation, in Jesse's name.
Words of comfort and support were shared with the family at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel, followed by services honoring Jesse’s life. Committal prayer and burial were held in the Oakland Cemetery.