Jesse is a graduate of Rising Sun High School and spent four years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Nationwide Insurance Company for 33 years. Jesse has been a part-time funeral assistant for R.T. Foard since 2003. He is a member of the Elk Lodge No. 1564, the American Legion Post 194, and a member of Freedom Church. Jesse has been happily married to his wife Judy since 1961.