David Jesse

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of David Lawrence Jesse (67), known to most as ‘Jesse’. David was born in Tulsa, OK and his family moved to Overland Park, KS when he was young. He then resided in the Kansas City area the rest of his life. He passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in the comfort of his own home on September 13, 2021.  
David started working in restaurants at an early age and built his career in the field, most years he was a General Manager. He was a loyal, hard worker and enjoyed the customers. His passion was rock n roll music and he loved spending time with his friends and family. He loved soccer, the Royals, the Chiefs and hockey. He is survived by son, David P. Jesse, daughter, Emily R. Jesse, and four grandchildren, Daniel, Nicolas, Amelia and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his brothers, Keith and Brian. His parents, Lawrence (Larry) and Elizabeth (Liz) Jesse preceded him in death.


A small family and friends ‘gathering’ will be held for him to honor his life.   
The family would love to hear the fond memories you may have of David, so please post them here.  


  1. Penny (Gaughan) Zadeh on August 28, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    I am so sad to hear this. I think of Jesse (he always went by that when I knew him) whenever I hear an obscure band on the radio that he introduced me to. he would like one song and by every album that group had. He always had a smile on his face. – such a nice guy. And Cheech & Chong’s “Dave’s not here”. I haven’t seen him in years but had hoped he might go to our SMS 50th high school reunion next month. My sympathies to his family.

  2. john st.clair on October 2, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I am very sorry to hear this news. I was lucky enough to have worked for ‘Jesse’ back in the 80’s at Putsch’s Metcalf South. He was a good Manager while on the clock, and a good friend off the clock. As our relationship grew I found out he was very fun to hang out with ‘off the clock’. As I got to know him I discovered, and was in awe of, his huge fondness for Music. I am a fan of music but Jesse took it to a whole nether level. I can remember hanging out at his place for hours listening to any record you could imagine – he seemed to have them all. I enjoyed many weekend Parties with friends at his place that often times included volleyball and maybe a few beers. As life happens, we moved in different directions on this planet and I ended up doing the military, away from KS, for some time. Upon my return to the KC area I reconnected with as many folks from Putsch’s that I could including Jesse. We would often times have little get togethers and he was just as fun to be around then as he was ‘back in the day’. He will be remembered, and missed , , , , , , , , ,

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