Jesse Lee Nelke Sr., 74, of Pocola, OK passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Ft. Smith, AR. Jesse was born July 21, 1943 in Ft. Smith to William Leo Sr. & Emma Elizabeth ( Knight) Nelke. He was a carpenter. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Paul; and two grandchildren, Blake & Brook.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra of the home; daughters, Tammy Robertson of Casa Grande, AZ, Misti Fisher of Boiling Springs, SC; sons, Jesse "Buzz" Nelke Jr. of Muldrow, OK, Brian Nelke of Barling, AR, Chris Nelke of Boiling Springs, SC; stepdaughters, Karen Cox and Glenda Wallace of Ft. Smith, AR; stepson, Bud Lomon of Pocola, OK; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Loretta Avery of Rock Island, OK; brother, William Leo Nelke Jr. of Pocola, OK uncle, Dee Nelke ; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola, OK with Preston Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Wallace, Bud Lomon, Johnny Beam, Lowell Cox, Randall Shlutz, & Scott Nelke.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives and friends.
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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Pocola, Oklahoma.