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Jessie E. Salley Jr.

Joe Denoyer - May 26, 2023 10:02 am

Jessie E. Salley Jr., age 80, died Monday, March 20, 2023, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas.

He was born on June 3, 1942, the son of Jessie E. Salley Sr. and Vada (January) Salley. Jessie was united in marriage to Wilma Jo “Jody” Schultz on May 19, 1961. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2011. Jessie raised three sons, Kurt, Kent, and Keith, and one daughter, Kelly. He graduated high school from Liberal High School and went on to become a Territory Manager for E.A. Sween Company. Playing on a pool league was one of Jessie’s favorite activities. His long life was a blessing to all that knew him.

He is survived by his sons, Kurt Salley and wife, Adrian of Tyrone, Oklahoma,
Kent Salley and wife, Marilyn of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and
Keith Salley and wife, Cass of Beaver, Oklahoma,
Daughter, Kelly Wiltfong and husband, Douglas of Stockton, Kansas,
Brothers, James Salley of Midlothian, Virginia,
Darrell Salley of Shidler, Oklahoma, and
Richard Salley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
Sister, Paula Dawson of Wichita, Kansas,
Sisters-in-law, Esther Brown and Doris House, both of Tyrone, Oklahoma,
Grandchildren, Bryan Salley (Kristyne) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brandon Salley of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Jordann Wiltfong of Hays, Kansas, Justin Wiltfong (fiancé, Lauren) of Wichita, Kasia Banks (Josh) of Miami, Oklahoma, Jacob Salley of Liberal, Kansas, Keenan Salley of Irving, Texas, Peyton Salley of Hays, Kansas and Sophia Hernandez of Tyrone, Oklahoma, and numerous great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by both parents, Jessie E. Salley Sr. and Vada (January) Salley, his wife, Wilma Jo “Jody” Salley, and grandson, Holden Weber.

A Celebration of Life will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Believers Ministry, 1071 S. Clay, Liberal, Kansas. Frank Holman will be presiding.

A burial will follow for Jessie and Jody at Midway in Floris, Oklahoma.

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