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El Paso-Jesse Carrithers, Jr., 94 of El Paso, IL passed away at 6:22 am on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Heritage Health in El Paso.

He was born on May 26, 1922 in El Paso a son of Jesse F. Carrithers, Sr. and Elizabeth Hilger. He married Mary Helen Jones on October 5, 1947 in El Paso. She passed away on January 14, 2013.

Surviving are two children, David (Nanci) Carrithers of Williamsburg, VA; Judith (Eugene) Schlueter of Bloomington, IL; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother.

Jesse was veteran of WWII serving his country with the United States Coast Guard. He farmed in the El Paso area all of his life.

He was a member of the El Paso American Legion #59 and Woodford County Legion where he served as past commander for both. He was a former member of the Farmers Club and Bloomington Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Rev. Dr. Stan Grant will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4-7 pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial with full military honors will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso.

The family wishes to thank Heritage Health in El Paso for the excellent care given to their father during his stay.

Memorials may be directed to the El Paso Food Pantry or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at