Jesse Louis Pacheco, 91, Lawrence, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016, at his home.
Memorial services for Jesse are set for 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at First Christian Church. Inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Jesse was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Remington, Oklahoma, the son of Manuel and Sara (Magallanes) Pacheco.
He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp and was a retired sergeant major. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1979.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, Lawrence VFW Post 852, Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, American Legion, 1st Marine Division Association, Raider Association, Drill Instructor Association, Sgt. Majors Association, Purple Heart Association and the Marine Corps League.
He married Kitty F. Garcia March 23, 1991, in Oceanside, California. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his daughter, Jerri L. Pacheco; one son, Jesse L. Pacheco II; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Garcia; and five brothers, Leonard Pacheco, Sam Pacheco, Manuel Pacheco, David Pacheco, and Phillip Pacheco.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John Pacheco and Peter Pacheco.
Memorials may be made in his name to the First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.