Orono – Jesse Richard Wilson II, 62, passed away November 29, 2019, at his home with his family by his side, after a long illness. He was born July 2, 1957, in Bangor, the son of Jesse Richard and Dorothy Lucille Wilson.
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Jesse graduated from Bangor High School. Following graduation, he worked for the Bangor Daily News in the mail room. He then enlisted in the U.S. army, serving seven years as military police, where his last assignment was at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin.
After he returned home he entered the Maine Air National Guard and retired after serving with the 101st Security Police Flight and Supply Management.
Jesse enjoyed working with wood, constructing models, doll houses, and miniature furniture. One of his favorite places was the family camp, enjoying lobster cookouts with family and friends and working with his mom on several camp projects.
He is survived by his four children, Toni, Tonda, Jesse III, and Jessica; brothers, Dale, Terry and wife, Vonnie, James and wife, Terri; sisters, Debbie, Onna and husband, Paul; several nieces and nephews; lifelong friend, Greg Curry; and his loving extended family.
Jesse was predeceased by his mother, Dot, and brother, Robert “Chuckie” Wilson.
The family thanks the staff of Northern Light Homecare and Hospice for their care and support.
Interment took place at at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Stetson.