He was born on November 22, 1924 near the community of Roubidoux, Missouri, the son of John Martin and Julie Maggie (Blessing) Pearcy. The Pearcy family was originally from the state of Virginia.
Jesse had two brothers, Charles and James, and three sisters, Gladys, Mai and Julie. The children attended school at Prairie Point School in Roubidoux. As a boy, Jesse liked to play baseball. He loved horses and even trained one to do tricks.
After graduating from Plato High School in 1945, Jesse attended Southern Missouri State in Springfield, Missouri. He taught two terms in Texas County, Missouri, schools. He was then employed at the Brown Shoe factory in Houston and also worked for a time at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.
Jesse returned to the family farm at Roubidoux, where he raised cattle. He lived on the farm until 1991 when he retired and moved to Cabool. He worked for 4½ years as a crossing guard for Cabool Schools. In his later years, Jesse worked as a volunteer for Cabool Senior Center where he did a lovely job on the outside flowers and landscaping.
He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Terry Brown officiating. Interment was in Hickory Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.