Jessie Lee Newport, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away in Casper, Wyoming on November 28, 2019. He was born on July 10, 1972 and his parents were Jack and Nancy Wales (Stoval).
Jessie attended Kelly Walsh High School and graduated in 1991. In his younger years, Jessie worked on the oil rigs. He met the love of his life, Melissa McGehee and they were married on June 29, 1996. Jessie and Melissa have 4 beautiful girls together, Shantell, Shaylynn, Saundra, and Sierra. Jessie loved his girls and could not pass through the kitchen without dancing with one of them. Spending time together as a family was one of Jessie’s favorite joys, whether it be a road trip to Salt Lake City, spending the day hiking in the mountains, or especially attending church where he could show off his beautiful family. Working on the oil rigs was taking time away from Jessie and his family, so he became a plumber’s apprentice so he could be close to home.
Jessie loved to go hunting in the winter and go fishing in the summer, however if one of his daughters asked him to stay home, he would drop everything to spend time with them. One time he even took Melissa’s Suburban hunting and instead of strapping the deer to the roof, he just put it in the back of the car, much to Melissa’s dismay. Needless to say, the next time he took the Suburban hunting, he brought a tarp!
Jessie is survived by his loving wife, Melissa Newport; four daughters Shantell White and her husband Jacob, Shaylynn Newport and her fiancé Michael, Saundra Newport, Sierra Newport, and a son, Kyle Newport. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Luke and Olivia White, and one on the way for Saundra.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandbaby Newport.
Funeral services will be held at Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00PM. A visitation will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
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