Jesse James was our First Class Boatswain's Mate in third division during the years of 1969-1971 on the USS Seattle. He was the best Petty Officer a Boatswain's Mate could ever have for a leader! It was Jesse who gave me the job of Coxswain of the Gig, which everyone knows I loved it. He taught me everything I knew on running the rigs and hard work.
Jesse Wade James, 82, of China Grove, died Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Jesse was born December 31, 1934 to the late Jesse and Hazel James. He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Eugene W. Edwards.