Jesse Benjamin Blythe Jr.

Published 11:00 am Monday, January 11, 2016

Jesse Benjamin Blythe Jr., 81, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 8, 2016, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Jesse was a native of Carter County and the son of the late J.B. Blythe and Edna Whaley Blythe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Rev. Jesse “Jay” Blythe III and Thomas Christopher Blythe, and a grandson, Jesse Benjamin Blythe IV.
Jesse had been employed as a Corporate Executive for Westinghouse. He was a United States Navy Veteran, having served in the Korean War, and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, farming and woodworking.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Ramona Sue Price Blythe, of the home; a son, David Lynn Blythe and wife Lori of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Susan Blythe Scheestel and husband Mark of Pennsylvania, and Karen Blythe Snyder of Elizabethton; nine grandchildren, Stacy Waugh, Rachel Riley, Tommy Blythe, Nathan Snyder, Seth Snyder, Lydia Snyder, Ryan Scheestel, Stephanie Scheestel and Sarah Davis; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Davis, Gillian Davis, Kendal Davis, Rowdy Davis, Wyatt Blythe, Josephine Riley and Sadie Snyder; two sisters, Earlene Brewer of Dallas, Texas, and Jean Land of Dunlap, Tenn.; and one grandson-in-law, Joe Davis.
A service to honor the life of Mr. Jesse Benjamin Blythe Jr. will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday, January 11, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Elizabethton with Pastor Travis Biller officiating. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, January 10, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services. The graveside and interment will follow the funeral service on Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Jesse’s grandsons and great-grandsons, and his nephews, Mike Land and Stanley Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Price, Larry Price and Jerry Price. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Missions Fund at Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Blythe family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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