Jesse Everette Marler, 59, St. Clair, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Washington.
Mr. Marler was born in St. Louis Aug. 31, 1952, the son of Louis Lester Marler Sr., known to most as "Tink," and wife Deloris Darlene, nee Gann.
On Aug. 11, 1989, he was united in marriage to Pamela Ann Vicory and two daughters came to bless the union.
Mr. Marler is survived by his wife, Pamela Marler, St. Clair; two daughters, Katie Attaway and husband Gary, Clarksville, Tenn., and Sara Marler and boyfriend Eric, Columbia; his mother, Deloris Marler, St. Clair; his father-in-law, Jack Vicory, Augusta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Aidan Attaway and unborn baby Attaway, both of Clarksville, Tenn.; three brothers, Mike Marler and wife Eugenia, Tom Marler and wife Sheila and Rick Marler and wife Mona, all of St. Clair; two sisters, Debbie Weber and husband David and Karen Davis and husband David, all of St. Clair; aunts; uncles; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis L. Marler Sr.; and two brothers, Greg Marler and Louis L. Marler Jr., known to most as "Doodle."
Mr. Marler was a Christian and past attendee of Parkway Church of the Nazarene, St. Clair.
He was employed as production supervisor for DDI Media, St. Louis, for the past 26 years. Mr. Marler was proud to have served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army, receiving his honorable discharge Nov. 1, 1976.
Mr. Marler was very civic- minded and for many years served as a volunteer fireman for the St. Clair Fire Protection District. He enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life but Mr. Marler especially liked to read and was an avid history buff.
Above all else, he was a family man and nothing made him happier than the time spent with his family. His grandson, Aidan, was his pride and joy and he cherished the time spent with him and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his second grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Chauncey Clay officiating.
A private committal will be held at a later date.
Memorials to Mercy Cancer Care, Washington, are preferred.
The family is being served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.